EFFICACY OF DIFFERENT SOIL AMENDMENTS TO CONTROL CUCURBIT FRUIT FLY, Bactrocera cucurbitae (COQUILLETT) OF BITTER GOURD

M A Rahaman, M Jahan, K S Islam and S N Alam
Journal of the Sylhet Agricultural University, Volume 3, Issue 2, 197-202, Pages 2016

Abstract:

The experiment was carried out from April to May, 2011 at the laboratory of Mennonite Central Committee Bangladesh in Bogra district to know the efficacy of different soil amendments to control cucurbit fruit fly (CFF) Bactrocera cucurbitae. Seven treatments viz. Control (untreated), Dursban 20EC (@ 10 l ha-1), Furadan 3G (@ 10 kg ha-1), Neem oil cake (@ 1500 kg ha-1), Mustard oil cake (@ 1500 kg ha-1), Tricho compost (@ 2500 kg ha-1) and poultry refuse (@ 1500 kg ha-1) were used in the experiment and each treatment was replicated thrice. A similar effectiveness was found with the use of Dursban 20EC (@ 10 l ha-1), Furadan 3G (@ 10 kg ha-1) and poultry refuse (@ 1500 kg ha-1) for controlling of puparium. The experimental findings indicated that the use of poultry refuse (@ 1500 kg ha-1) in soil is a non-chemical way and could be a good practice in destroying the puparia of cucurbit fruit fly effectively for the bitter gourd farmers to manage the menace of fruit fly.

Keywords:

Bactrocera cucurbitae, soil amendments, poultry refuse, pupal mortality, bitter gourd


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M A Rahaman, M Jahan, K S Islam and S N Alam. 197-202. EFFICACY OF DIFFERENT SOIL AMENDMENTS TO CONTROL CUCURBIT FRUIT FLY, Bactrocera cucurbitae (COQUILLETT) OF BITTER GOURD, Journal of the Sylhet Agricultural University 3(2): 2016.