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Efficacy of a novel phytopesticide against Thrips tabaci, an insect pest on onion

Borhade G.R., Sangeetha Diluraj, Bhor G.L.


Onion is an important crop cultivated as vegetable. Onion thrips is a key insect pest in most of the onion production regions of the world. A new biopesticide prepared from the crude leaf extracts of ten plants in cow urine was evaluated for their efficacy against Thrips tabaci. The biopesticide was tested in agricultural field on onion plants in varying concentrations and was found to be highly efficient in eradicating the thrips in an eco-friendly manner.


Biopesticide, leaf extracts, efficacy, Thrips tabaci, eco-friendly

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