Acta Scientific Microbiology

Research Article Volume 7 Issue 1

Effect of Botanical Extrcts on Tobacco Caterpiller

Saif Bakr Hammoodi1 and Hiteshkumar Solanki2*

1Research Student, Study Abroad Programme (Iraq), Botany Department, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India
2Professor and Head, Department of Botany, Bioinformatics and Climate Change Impact Management and Environmental Science, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India

*Corresponding Author: Hiteshkumar Solanki, Professor and Head, Department of Botany, Bioinformatics and Climate Change Impact Management and Environmental Science, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India.

Received: November 29, 2023; Published: December 12, 2023

Abstract

Spodoptera litura belonging to lepidoptera order and common name is tobacco caterpillar, cotton leaf warm, cluster caterpillar. It also uses chilies as host plants, caterpillars significantly affect productivity of crops. The botanical extracts have played a significant role in management of beetles, mites and caterpillars. The farmers of mandal taluka have been engaged in cultivation of solanum annum crop. It has been observed they are utilizing large amount of pesticides which can be harmful to the ecosystem and human health. The botanical extract can be one of the alternatives to these pesticides. The present study has evaluated the mortality of tobacco caterpillar by use of botanical extracts on solanum crop.

Keywords: Pest Management; Mortality Rate; Leaf Extract of Azadiracta indica; Tagetus erecta and Pongamia pinnata

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Citation

Citation: Saif Bakr Hammoodi and Hiteshkumar Solanki. “Effect of Botanical Extrcts on Tobacco Caterpiller".Acta Scientific Microbiology 7.1 (2024): 29-33.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2024 Saif Bakr Hammoodi and Hiteshkumar Solanki This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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