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Efficacy of Insecticides against American Serpentine Leaf Miner, Liriomyza trifolii (Burgess) on Tomato Crop in N-W region of Uttar Pradesh, India  

Deepak Rai1 , A.K. Singh2 , S.N. Sushil1 , M.K. Rai3 , J.P. Gupta4 , M.P. Tyagi5
1. Krishi Vigyan Kendra, IISR (ICAR), Lucknow, 226002, U.P, India
2. Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Lohaghat, GBPUA&T, Pantnagar, India
3. Krishi Vigyan Kendra, S.V. P.UA&T, Ghaziabad,-U.P, India
4. Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi Anusandhan Sansthan (I.C.A.R.), Almora 263 601 Uttarakhand, India
5. C.S.S.S.P.G.College Machhara, Meerut,U.P., India
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International Journal of Horticulture, 2013, Vol. 3, No. 5   doi: 10.5376/ijh.2013.03.0005
Received: 21 Jan., 2013    Accepted: 01 Feb., 2013    Published: 07 Feb., 2013
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Deepak R., Singh A.K., Sushil S.N., Rai M.K., Gupta J.P., and Tyagi M.P., 2013, Efficacy of Insecticides against American Serpentine Leaf Miner, Liriomyza trifolii (Burgess) on Tomato Crop in N-W region of Uttar Pradesh, India, 3(5): 19-21 (doi: 10.5376/ijh.2013.03.0005)

Abstract
The American serpentine leaf miner, Liriomyza trifolii (Burgess) was observed as an important pest of tomato crop. Studies were conducted on the efficacy of selected insecticides against this pest. Larval mining cause greater injury. Among eight insecticides tested for their efficacy against L. trifolii on variety Avinash of tomato, Profenophos 40% + Cypermethrin 4% was found to be the most effective over control, while other insecticides were also showed significant result on the leaf miner infestation.
Keywords
Tomato; Serpentine leaf minor; Liriomyza trifolii (Burgess); Insecticides
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