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Table 3 Correlation matrix of natural incidence of Metarhizium rileyi under field conditions during study period

From: Studies on mycosis of Metarhizium (Nomuraea) rileyi on Spodoptera frugiperda infesting maize in Andhra Pradesh, India

Parameters FAW (%) Rainfall Tmax Tmin RH I RH II MR (%)
FAW (%) 1 − 0.028 − 0.194 0.233 − 0.168 − 0.235 0.854
Rainfall − 0.028 1 0.305 0.772 0.414 0.490 − 0.318
Temp. max − 0.194 0.305 1 0.400 − 0.136 0.201 − 0.358
Temp. min 0.233 0.772 0.400 1 − 0.009 0.687 0.075
RH I − 0.168 0.414 − 0.136 − 0.009 1 − 0.024 − 0.466
RH II − 0.235 0.490 0.201 0.687 − 0.024 1 − 0.194
MR (%) 0.854 − 0.318 − 0.358 0.075 − 0.466 − 0.194 1
  1. Temp. max, maximum temperature; Temp. min, minimum temperature; RHI, relative humidity forenoon session; RH II, relative humidity afternoon session; MR, M. rileyi% infestation