SALE OF BIO-AGENTS AT LOW COST

HOST INSECTS

Sl No Name of the Host Stage of supply Quantity Price (Rs)
 1 Corcyra cephalonica Eggs
One cc 25


Parasitoids

Sl No Name of the Parasitoids Target Host Recommended Dose Stage of supply Quantity Price (Rs)
 1 Trichogramma chilonis Sugarcane borers: Chilo infuscatellus, Chilo sacchariphagus indicus
Cotton (Non Bt) bollworms: Helicoverpa armigera, Pectinophora gossypiella Earias spp.
Maize stem borer: Chilo partellus
Diamond back moth: Plutella xylostella
Tomato fruit borer: Helicoverpa armigera
50,000/ha on sugarcane and vegetables; 100,000/ha on maize and 1,50,000/ha on cotton
Sugarcane: 4 to 6 releases at 10 days intervals for early shoot borer; 8 to 10 releases for stalk, internode and Gurdaspur borers
Cotton (Non Bt) & Vegetables: 6 weekly releases
Maize: 3 releases at five days intervals

Parasitised egg cards

One cc

30

 2

Trichogramma japonicum Top shoot borer of sugarcane: Scirpophaga nivella
Paddy stem borer: Scirpophaga incertulas
Sugarcane & Paddy: 50,000/ha
Sugarcane: 4 to 6 releases at 10 days intervals on observing pest or from 60th day
Paddy: 6 releases on appearance of pest or from 30th day after transplantation

Parasitised egg cards

One cc

30

 3

Goniozus nephantidis Coconut blackheaded caterpillar
Opisena arenosella
10 adults per palm (4 releases)

Cocoons

100 No.s

30

 4

Bracon brevicornis Antigastra catalaunalis, Earias sp.,
Helicoverpa armigera,
Opisina arenosella,
Pectinophora gossypiella,
Chilo partellus
10 adult/tree for coconut block headed caterpillar.
20000 adults/ha for cotton bollworm

Pupa/ adult

100 No.s

30

 5

Bracon hebetor Corcyra cephalanica,
Dichocracis punctiferalis,
Hellula undalis,
Helicoverpa armigera ,
Opisina arenosella
10 adult/tree for coconut block headed caterpillar.
20000 adults/ha for cotton bollworm

Pupa/ adult

100 No.s

30

 6

Chelonus blackburni Potato tuber moth
Phthorimaea operculella,
50000 adults /ha in the field (2 releases at weekly intervals)
2 adults per kg of potatoes in godowns (3 to 4 releases at fortnightly intervals)

Adults

100 No.s

30


PREDATORS


Sl No Name of the Predators Target Host Recommended Dose Stage of supply Quantity Price (Rs)

 1

Reduviid bugs

Lepidopteran caterpillars and sucking pests in all agricultural and horticultural crops

5000/hectare (One or more releases based on pest intensity)

Nymphs

100 No.s

30

 2

Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Mealy bugs
Maconellicoccus hirsutus,
Planococcus citri,
Phenococcus solenopsis P. lilacinus
5 beetles or grubs /infested plant or tree or 3000 beetles/ha (One or more releases based on pest intensity)

Adults Grubs

One cc

100

 3

Scymnus coccivora Mealy bugs on citrus, grapes and other fruit crops
M. hirsutus, Phenococcus solenopsis, Planococcus spp.
600 – 2500 adults/ha (One or more releases based on pest intensity)

Adults

100 No.s

100

 4

Cheilomenes transversalis All aphids in agricultural and horticultural crops
5 beetles or grubs /infested plant or tree or 3000 beetles/ha (One or more releases based on pest intensity)
5 beetles or grubs /infested plant or tree or 3000 beetles/ha (One or more releases based on pest intensity)

Adults / Eggs

100 No.s

50

 5

Coccinella septumpunctata Aphis craccivora on legumes and Lipaphis erysimi on oilseed crops 5 beetles or grubs /infested plant or tree or 3000 beetles/ha (One or more releases based on pest intensity)

Adults / Eggs

100 No.s

50

 6

Chrysoperla carnea Sucking pests on cotton, tobacco, sunflower, groundnut & some fruit crops 10,000 first instar larvae/ha (Twice during the season with an interval of 15 days On fruit crops, 10 – 20 larvae per infested tree)

Eggs / First instar larvae

100 No.s

60

 7

Mallada spp Sucking pests on cotton, tobacco, sunflower, groundnut& some fruit crops 10,000 first instar larvae/ha (Twice during the season with an interval of 15 days On fruit crops, 10 – 20 larvae per infested tree)

Cocoons

100 No.s

60

 8

Cardiastethus exiguus Coconut blackheaded caterpillar
Opisina arenosella
50 nymphs/adults per tree (3 releases)

Adults/ Nymphs

100 No.s

60

 9

Blaptostethus pallescens Spider mites and thrips
Opisina arenosella
5 to 10 nymphs per plant (5 releases)

Adults/ Nymphs

100 No.s

60

 10

Xylocoris flavipes Storage pests --

Adults/ Nymphs

100 No.s

60

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