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Table 3 Comparison of fungal development index (FDI) of conidial treatments Lecanicillium lecanii infecting the 2nd instar nymphs of Scirtothrips bispinosus

From: Lecanicillium lecanii (Zimmermann) Zare & Gams, as an efficient biocontrol agent of tea thrips, Scirtothrips bispinosus Bagnall (Thysanoptera: Thripidae)

T. no. Treatments FDI value*
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
T1 L. lecanii 0±0.0a 0.0±0.00a 0.3±0.08a 0.6±0.12a 0.8±0.15a 1.2±0.21a 1.5±0.22a 1.7±0.26a
T2 L. lecanii + Jaggery 0±0.0a 0.1±0.05a 0.6±0.12b 1.0±0.07b 1.3±0.13b 1.7±0.11b 2.1±0.10b 2.6±0.10b
T3 L .lecanii + Tween 80 0±0.0a 0.1±0.05a 0.6±0.10b 1.0±0.05b 1.4±0.08b 1.7±0.08b 2.0±0.11b 2.2±0.11b
  1. *Means followed by the same letter in a column are not significantly different (DMRT F test, p>0.05), n= 10 nymphs assessed for each fungal strain at each daily period under a 16:8 L: D photoperiod