Shashi Vemuri

Shashi Vemuri

AINP on Pesticide Residues, EEI Premises, Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University, India

Title: Bio-efficacy of insecticides against Plutella xylostella (L.) in Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var.capitata)


Shashi Vemuri has completed his PhD at the age of 27years from Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University specialiasing in Pesticide Residues and has 30 years of teaching, Research and Extension experience. He is the Principal Investigator of the Central Sector project “Monitoring of Pesticide Residues at National level” and heading the All India Net work project on Pesticide Residues, Hyderabad centre. He has published more than 65 papers in reputed journals and 32 papers in international conferences in many countries. He is serving as an editorial board member of repute. Member of International Sugarcane Technologists Association and received number of State and National awards for his contribution to Farming Society.


Efficacy of seven insecticides viz., emamectin benzoate 5 SG at 11 g a.i.ha-1, emamectin benzoate 5 SG at 22 g a.i.ha-1, profenophos 50 EC at 500 g a.i.ha-1, profenophos 50 EC at 1000 g a.i.ha-1, spinosad 45 SC at 100 g a.i.ha-1, bifenthrin 10 EC at 100 g a.i.ha-1 and Bacillus thuringiensis at 5 WP at 25 g a.i.ha-1 was evaluated during Kharif, 2012 against Plutella xylostella on cabbage. Among all the insecticides, profenophos (1000 g a.i.ha-1) was found to be the most effective one with a maximum reduction in Plutella xylostella population (70.20%), followed by bifenthrin 10 EC at 100 g a.i.ha-1 (68.18%).
Keywords: cabbage, insecticides, Plutella xylostella and efficacy