Evaluation of Insecticides for the Management of Tef Shoot Fly(Atherigona spp.) at Sekota, Ethiopia | OMICS International| Abstract
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  • Research Article   
  • Adv Crop Sci Tech 2016, Vol 4(5): 243
  • DOI: 10.4172/2329-8863.1000243

Evaluation of Insecticides for the Management of Tef Shoot Fly(Atherigona spp.) at Sekota, Ethiopia

Anteneh Ademe* and Esmelalem Mehiretu
1Sekota Dry-land Agricultural Research Center, Sekota, Ethiopia
2Adet Agricultural Research Center, Adet, Ethiopia
*Corresponding Author : Anteneh Ademe, Sekota Dry-land Agricultural Research Center, PO Box 62, Sekota, Ethiopia, Tel: +251910533873, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Oct 18, 2016 / Accepted Date: Oct 26, 2016 / Published Date: Oct 28, 2016


The experiment was done for two years on tef shoot fly (Atherigona spp.) hot spot areas of Sekota, Ethiopia, with the objective of selecting effective and economically feasible insecticides. Five insecticides were evaluated on DZ-01-99 variety of Eragrostis tef in randomized complete block design with three replications. Insecticides were applied twice; seven days after emergence of E. tef and 10 days after first application. The result revealed that applications of insecticides were found biologically effective and economically feasible over the unsprayed control. The lowest number of dead heart of 2.82 and 3.09 were recorded on those plots treated with Lambda cyhalothrin and chlorpyrifos-ethyl which gave the highest yield 1267.59 and 1225.77 kg ha-1, respectively. Therefore, we recommended judicious use of chlorpyrifos-ethyl and Lambda cyhalothrin 5% EC at a rate of 1.5 L and 0.4 L ha-1, respectively, for the management of tef shoot fly.

Keywords: Atherigona spp; Eragrostis tef; Tef; Ethiopia

Citation: Ademe A, Mehiretu E (2016) Evaluation of Insecticides for the Management of Tef Shoot Fly (Atherigona spp.) at Sekota, Ethiopia. Adv Crop Sci Tech 4:243. Doi: 10.4172/2329-8863.1000243

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