Jagdish et al Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 4 (6), pp. 232-237, July 2014. ISSN: 2276-7770 Research Paper Manuscript Number: 011314034 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2014.6.011314034 Evaluation of some Bio- pesticides against some Important Lepidopteron Pests of Pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan L.) at Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India Jaba Jagdish*, Meena Agnihotri and Rakesh Sharma Department of Entomology, GBPUAT, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India. *Corresponding Author’s Email: jaba.jagdish@ gmail. com Abstract: The field experiment conducted to evaluate the relative efficacy of eight biopesticides against gram pod borer Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner), legume pod borer, Marucavitrata (Geyer) and E. zinkenellainfesting Pigenopea during Kharif season 2010. The population was recorded at different days after spraying of insecticides and it was found that the number of larvae varied non- significantly different from the control in both spray application. Significant effect of bio-pesticides on per cent webbing by M. vitrata, at First spray application showed minimum (32.00/25shoots) in NSKE 5.0 % @ 50 g/lit .The pod borer M. vitrata was found lowest in Spinosad 45%ww @73g.ai/ha (4.50%) , followed by NSKE 5 % (4.81%) and B. bassiana DOR SC @ 1.89gm/lit (5.39%) as compared to control (14.49%). The per cent pod damage by H. armigera varied significantly which was minimum (27.84%) in Spinosad 45%ww @73g.ai/ha followed by B. bassiana WP @ 1.5kg/ha (28.58%) and B. bassiana DOR SC @ 1.89gm/lit (28.73%) in comparison to control (51.68%). Grain yield varied from maximum of 1200 kg/ha in Spinosad 45%ww @73g.ai/ha followed by 1191.67 kg/ha in B. bassiana DOR SC @ 1.89gm/lit as compared to 708.33kg/ha in untreated control. Keywords: Bacillus thuringiensis, Beauveriabassiana, Helicoverpa armigera, insecticides, Marucavitrata, NSKE 5%, microbials, pigeonpea, spinosad. Return to Content View [Full Article – PDF] [Full Article – HTML] [Full Article – Epub] Reference: Anonymous, (2007). The medium term plan. ICRISAT, Patancheru 502324, Andhra Pradesh, India, 3. Darmasena SMD, Subasinghe SMC, Lateef SS, Menike S, Saxena KB and Ariyaratne H.P. (1992). In: Pigeonpea Varietal Adaptation and production studies in Sri Lank, Report of Work. Department of Agriculture, Sri Lanka, ICRISAT, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India. Entomology Research, 104-108 PP. Jeyarani S and Karuppuchamy P. (2010). Investigations on the enhancing efficacy of granulovirus on nucleopolyhedrovirus of Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner). Journal ofBiopesticides, 3(1): 172-176. Mittal V and Ujagir R (2005). Evaluation of naturaly tespinosad against pod borer complex in early pigeonpea. Indian Journal of Plant Protection, 33(2): 211-215. Rao GVR, Kumari PRA, Rao VR and Reddy YVR (2007). Evaluation of spinosad and indoxacarbfor the management of legume pod borer,Marucavitrata (Geyer) in Pigeonpea. Journal of food legumes,20(1): 126-127. Saxena KB, Chandrasena GDSN, Hettiarachchi K, Iqbal YB, Fonseka HHD and Jayasekara SJBA (2002).Evaluation of pigeon pea accessions and selected lines for reaction to Maruca. Crop Science, 42: 615-618. Sreekanth M and Seshamahalakshmi M (2012). Studies on relative toxicity of biopesticides to Helicoverpa armigera(Hubner) and Marucavitrata (Geyer) on pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan L.) Journal of Biopesticides. 5(2): 191-195. Shanower TG, Romeis J and Minja EM (1999). Insect pests of pigeonpea and their management. Annual Review of Entomology, 44: 77-96 Sharma HC (1998). Bionomics, host plant resistance and management of legume pod borer, Marucavitrata – a review. Crop Protection, 17: 373-386. Yadav GS, and Dahiya B (2004). Evaluation of new insecticides/ chemicals against pod borer and pod fly on pigeonpea. Annals of Biology, 20(1): 55-56.