Induction of Sterility Effects by Bacillus Thuringiensis (B.T.) in Diacrisia Obliqua
Keywords:Diacrisia ,Leaf Dip Method ,Topical Method and Pest
Diacrisia obliqua Walker (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae) is a known Pest of various economic crops. It causes a huge loss to farmers. In order to control this pest , a bacterial preparation was administered and tested by Leaf Dip Method (LDM) and Topical Method (TM) . It was found that bacteria causes a drastic reduction in fecundity and fertility from lowest concentration (0.05%) to highest concentration (1.0%) and causes sterility in adult insects.
It was also noticed that bacterial prepration gives better results under LDM.
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