BIO-EFFICACY OF FIPRONIL 200 SC FOR THE CONTROL OF LEAF FOLDER AND YELLOW STEM BORER IN RICE
K. Vasanta Bhanu*, A. Vishnuvardhan Reddy and P.V. Satyanarayana
Andhra Pradesh Rice Research Institute and Regional Agricultural Research Station, Maruteru-534 122, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India
Field experiments were conducted during Kharif 2012 2013 to field evaluate the field efficacy of fipronil 200 SC at different dosages i.e. 30, 40 and 50 g a.i./ha in comparison with treated and untreated checks. The results indicated that in both the seasons, all the dosages of fipronil 200 SC significantly reduced the incidence of leaf folder along with the treated checks viz., fipronil 80 WG and fipronil 5 SC @ 50 g a.i./ha. Fipronil…show more content… The differences in per cent dead hearts among the treatments were not significant before first spray. At five days after the first spray, except chlorpyriphos 20 EC @ 250 g a.i./ha (3.04), remaining insecticide treatments recorded significantly lower % of dead hearts than untreated control (3.38). Among them, fipronil 5 SC @ 50 g a.i./ha recorded lowest per cent of dead hearts (0.84) and on par with all the dosages of fipronil 200 SC, fipronil 80 WG @ 50 g a.i/ha and L-cyhalothrin 4.9% CS @ 12.5 g a.i./ha.
The difference in % dead hearts among the insecticide treatments was significant at ten days after first spray also. Significantly lowest % dead hearts was observed in fipronil 200 SC @ 40 g a.i. /ha (0.64) and was on par with fipronil 200 SC @ 30 g a.i. /ha (0.89) and fipronil 5 SC @ 50 g a.i./ha (0.90). These were followed by L-cyhalothrin 4.9% CS @ 12.5 g a.i./ha (1.01), fipronil 200 SC @ 50 g a.i. /ha (2.60) and fipronil 80 WG @ 50 g a.i. /ha (2.60) and were superior to check insecticide viz., chlorpyriphos 20 EC @ 250 g a.i./ha (3.35) and untreated control