Field evaluation of the entomopathogenic nematodes against the white grub, Leucopholis lepidophora Blanchard (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)

@article{Patil2018FieldEO,
  title={Field evaluation of the entomopathogenic nematodes against the white grub, Leucopholis lepidophora Blanchard (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)},
  author={Jagadeesh Patil and Vijay Shankar Rangasamy},
  journal={Egyptian Journal of Biological Pest Control},
  year={2018},
  volume={28},
  pages={1-6}
}
The ability of entomopathogenic nematodes to suppress larval populations of the white grub, Leucopholis lepidophora Blanchard (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), infesting the areca nut palm (Areca catechu) was investigated under field conditions over a 2-year period (2015–2017). Heterorhabditis indica at two application rates (1.7 × 105 and 3.5 × 105 IJs palm−1) caused higher percentage reduction of L. lepidophora larvae than Steinernema abbasi and chlorpyrifos. Chlorpyrifos-treated plots caused… 

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