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Journal of Entomological Research
Year : 2006, Volume : 30, Issue : 3
First page : ( 213) Last page : ( 217)
Print ISSN : 0378-9519.

Bioefficacy of some plant products against Diamond Back Moth Plutella xylostella L. (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae)

Sharma Ajay, Kaushal Parvinder, Sharma K.C.*, Kumar Rakesh*

Regional Centre, National Afforestation and Eco-development Board, (Ministry of Environment and Forests GOI), Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan - 173 230, H.P., India.

*Corresponding author: Dr. Ajay Sharma, Regional Centre, National Afforestation and Eco-development Board (Ministry of Environment and Forests, GOI) Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan - 173 230, H.P., India.

** Department of Entomology and Apiculture, Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan - 173 230, H.P., India.

Accepted:  15  April,  2006.

Abstract

Artemisia annua, Cannabis sativa, Lantana camara and Melia azedarach were tested for their pesticidal properties against Plutella xylostella and Melia azedarach (Darek) showed repellent and antifeedant effect against P. xylostella. Reduced fecundity in the moths was also observed.

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