Eco-friendly management of pod bugs of yard long bean (Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis (L.) Verdcourt) under field conditions
The study on the eco-friendly management of pod bugs viz., Riptortus pedestris (F.) (Hemiptera: Coreidae); Clavigralla gibbosa Spinola (Hemiptera: Coreidae); Nezara viridula (L.) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) of yard long bean (Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis (L.) Verdcourt) under field conditions3 was conducted during kharif and rabi seasons in the year 2016. Among the biopesticides treated, Azadirachtin 1% resulted in complete reduction of pod infestation by pod bugs even after fifteen days of second spray followed by Lecanicillium lecanii where complete reduction of pod bug infestation was noticed fifteen days after third spray.