CONTROL OF THE GREATER DATE MOTH, ARENIPSES SABELLA HAMPSON (LEPIDOPTERA: PYRALIDAE) USING BIOPESTICIDES

A.F. Badr El-Sabah, S.M.M. Gameel, A.A. Sayed
Two seasons of field trials were conducted to investigate the efficacy of certain insecticides and bio-insecticides against the greater date moth, Arenipses sabella Hampson (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) at El-Kharga oasis, New Valley, Egypt in 2006/2007and 2007/2008. The high effects against A. sabella among the tested compounds were recorded in case of the treatment of date palm with Proclaim 05 SG (20 g/100 L water) and Deltachem super 2.6 EC (50 ml/100 L water) during the two seasons. The treatment with Proclaim twice during 1 and 22 November of 2006 reduced the rate of bunches infestation by the pest to 85.48% in the 2007 season. During 2008 season, application with Deltachem super during 1 and 22 November of 2007 reduced the level of infestation by the greater date moth pest to 75.74%.
Badr El-Sabah, A.F., Gameel, S.M.M. and Sayed, A.A. (2010). CONTROL OF THE GREATER DATE MOTH, ARENIPSES SABELLA HAMPSON (LEPIDOPTERA: PYRALIDAE) USING BIOPESTICIDES. Acta Hortic. 882, 995-999
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2010.882.115
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2010.882.115
date palm, greater date moth, Arenipses sabella, biopesticides, biological control
English

Acta Horticulturae