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Table 5 Economics of various treatments over untreated control for the management of Megalurothrips distalis in summer mung bean

From: Field evaluation of horticultural mineral oils and botanicals against bean thrips, Megalurothrips distalis (Karny) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), in summer mung bean

Treatments *Cost of insecticide (INR ha−1) *Total cost (insecticide + labor) (INR ha−1) Additional yield over control (kg ha−1) Income from additional yield (INR ha−1) Net return over control (INR ha−1)
MAK All Season HMO 750 1450 126 8820 7370
Arbofine HMO 750 1450 209 14,630 13,180
NSKE 1250 2300 462 32,340 27,290
Neem Baan 1438 2137.5 372 26,040 23,902.5
Indo-Neem 1189 1887.5 404 28,280 26,392.5
Nimbecidine 1125 1825 447 31,290 29,465
Neem Kavach 1125 1825 437 30,590 28,765
Pongamia soap 525 1225 87 6090 4865
Dimethoate 30% EC 119 818.5 475 33,250 32,431.5
  1. *For one spray, number of persons required to spray 1 ha = 2; daily wages = INR 350; market price of mung bean = INR 70 per kg; Nimbecidine 300 ppm = INR 450 per liter; Rogor 30% EC (dimethoate) = INR 475 per liter; Neem Kavach 1500 ppm = INR 450 per liter; NSKP = INR 100 per kg; Neem Baan 1500 ppm = INR 575 per liter; Indo-Neem = INR 475 per liter; Arbofine HMO = INR 100 per liter; MAK All Season HMO = INR 100 per liter; pongamia soap = INR 210 per kg