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Table 5 Field evaluation of entomofungal pathogens against fall armyworm in maize during 2019

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
Post treatment*
Fall armyworm incidence after three sprays
Cob yield* Q/hectare
Infested plants by FAW Plant infestation (%) Infested plants by FAW Plant infestation (%)
T1: Metarhizium anisopliae ICAR-NBAIR Ma-35 47 39.17 14.0a 11.67a 30.52a
T2: Beauveria bassiana ICAR-NBAIR Bb-45 51 42.5 17.33a 14.44a 24.33b
Control 50 41.67 58.67 b 48.89b 13.52c
CD@5% NS NS 0.235 0.607 0.321
CV 12.048 12.038 6.364
  1. *Values in columns followed by the different letters are significantly (P < 0.01) different with each other
  2. NS non-significant