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Table 4 Field evaluation of entomofungal pathogens against fall armyworm in maize during 2018

From: Effect of entomopathogenic fungi against invasive pest Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in maize

Treatments Pre-treatment
Fall armyworm incidence before first spray
Fall armyworm incidence after three sprays
Cob yield* Q/ha
Infested plants by FAW Plant infestation (%) Infested plants by FAW Plant infestation (%)
T1: Metarhizium anisopliae ICAR-NBAIR Ma-35 82 68.33 24.33a 20.28a 27.08a
T2: Beauveria bassiana ICAR-NBAIR Bb-45 79 65.83 25.67a 21.39a 22.68a
Control 77 64.17 80.33b 66.94b 10.18b
CD@5% NS NS 0.220 0.568 0.588
CV 9.21 9.21 12.611
  1. *Values in columns followed by the different letters are significantly (P < 0.01) different with each other
  2. NS non-significant