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Efficacy of IPM Package against Cucurbit Fruit Fly (Bactrocera Cucurbitae Coquillet) of Bitter Gourd

Md. Yousuf Ali
Md. Yousuf Ali

Assistant Manager – Agro, Sublime Agro Ltd, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Received: 02 May, 2022 || Accepted: 09 June, 2022 || Published: 18 June, 2022


A b s t r a c t

A field experiment was conducted at the farmer’s field at Sreepur, Gazipur during 2019-2020 with a view to evaluating the effects of IPM package against fruit fly in bitter gourd. Crop under IPM plots (Sex pheromone + Sanitation + Beneficial insects) resulted comparative lower fruit damage and produced higher yield than the non IPM plots. The lowest fruit infestation was obtained from the IPM treated plot (4.67%) whereas the highest was in the non IPM plots (16.22%). The infestation status of IPM and non IPM plots reflects in the yield. Comparative higher yield was obtained from IPM plots (27.45 t/ha) than the non IPM plots (18.30 t/ha). Higher gross return (Tk. 411750/ha) and gross margin (Tk. 283200/ha) was also recorded from IPM treated plot than the non IPM plots.

Keywords:  Bitter gourd, IPM package, fruit fly and fruit infestation.

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    Ali, M.Y., 2022. Efficacy of IPM Package against Cucurbit Fruit Fly (Bactrocera Cucurbitae Coquillet) of Bitter Gourd. Journal of Contemporary Agriculture and Bioscience, 1(1), 13-15.  



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