EVALUATION OF ENTOMOPATHOGENIC FUNGI AND IMIDACLOPRID AGAINST TERMITE AS SEED TREATMENT ON CHICKPEA
Department of Entomology, College ofAgriculture, Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner - 334 006, Rajasthan
R. K. MEENA*, D. S. MEENA AND A. it NAQVI
Investigations on the evaluation of entomopathogenic fungi and imidacloprid against termites as seed treatment and soil application on chickpea were carried out. Of the treatments made out of two fungi and imdacloprid relative susceptibility against termite was observed. None of the treatment was immune to the termite attack. Imidacloprid was less susceptible, seed treatment with M anisopliae and B. bassiana followed by soil application that was rated as moderately susceptible. However, seed treatment with M anisopliae and B. bassiana emerged highly susceptible. The minimum infestation at harvest was obtained in seed treatment with imidacloprid 70 WS followed by soil application of imidacloprid 17.8 SL (3.10%); whereas, it was maximum in seed treatment with B. bassiana (7.03%).The maximum seed yield was obtained in seed treatment with imidacloprid 70 WS followed by soil application of imidacloprid 17.8 SL (15.60 q/ha); whereas, it was minimum in seed treatment with B. bassiana (11.62 q/ha).