A Comparative Analysis of Chemical Insecticides for Pod Borer Suppression in Chickpea

Authors

  • Dr. Rizwan Ahmed Department of Psychology, Forman Christian College (FCCU), Lahore, Pakistan
  • Prof. Sara Raza Department of Gender Studies, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Dr. Imran Khan Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar, Pakistan

Keywords:

Insecticide, Pod Borer, Chickpea, IPM, Sustainability

Abstract

This study presents a comprehensive comparative analysis of chemical insecticides aimed at suppressing pod borer infestations in chickpea cultivation. The investigation focused on five prominent insecticides: Chlorpyrifos, Lambda-cyhalothrin, Emamectin benzoate, Spinosad, and Indoxacarb. Through a field trial and careful observations, we assessed the efficacy of these treatments in controlling pod borer populations and mitigating crop damage. Results indicated varied levels of effectiveness among the selected insecticides. Chlorpyrifos exhibited robust control, demonstrating its potential as a reliable solution in chickpea pest management. Lambda-cyhalothrin showcased comparable efficacy, highlighting its suitability for integrated pest control strategies. Emamectin benzoate, Spinosad, and Indoxacarb also exhibited promising results, each presenting unique attributes in suppressing pod borer activity. Beyond efficacy, the study considered factors such as environmental impact, residue levels, and overall sustainability of the treatments. The comparative analysis sheds light on the multifaceted nature of pest management in chickpea cultivation, offering a nuanced understanding of the diverse chemical solutions available for pod borer control.

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Published

2023-12-31

How to Cite

Dr. Rizwan Ahmed, Prof. Sara Raza, & Dr. Imran Khan. (2023). A Comparative Analysis of Chemical Insecticides for Pod Borer Suppression in Chickpea. Indus Journal of Social Sciences, 1(02), 43–47. Retrieved from https://induspublishers.com/IJSS/article/view/84