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Comparative Effect of Entomopathogenic Fungus (Beauveria Bassiana) and Botanical Insecticide in the Management of Gram Pod Borer (Helicoverpa Armigera) | Original Article

Vachaspati Mishra1 Suchi Modi2 in Anusandhan (RNTUJ-AN) | Multidisciplinary Academic Research





The goal of the study is to compare the effectiveness of an entomopathogenic fungus and a botanical insecticide in the control of Gram pod Borer. The most effective spray material as Beauveria bassiana which reduced H. armigera pod damage by 14.18 percent while Metarhizium anisopliae reduced pod damage by 15.37 percent. Pod infestation was lowest in the test plots of Beauveria bassiana and highest in the control plots. Beauveria bassiana was selected as the recommended technique for controlling Gram pod borer infestations because it was most successful in reducing pod damage and consequently increasing chickpea yields. It was an extremely hazardous chemical and synthetic pesticide mixture. Metarhizium anisopliae, EPN, Custard apple leaf extract, sweet flag rhizome oil and clove oil extract all outperformed control in terms of pest reduction while remaining environmentally friendly. This botanical and bio-agent combination must be implemented into an IPM method to successfully combat H. armigera in the context of chickpea production.