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Table 1 Reduction percentages of Earias insulana-infested cotton bolls through 2018 season

From: Field evaluation of two entomopathogenic fungi; Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium anisopliae as a biocontrol agent against the spiny bollworm, Earias insulana Boisduval (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on cotton plants

Treatments Inspection before treatments Days after treatments
1st spray (July 8) 2nd spray (July 22) 3rd spray (August 5)
Mean % Reduction Mean % Reduction Mean % Reduction Mean % Reduction Mean % Reduction Mean % Reduction
7 days 14 days 7 days 14 days 7 days 14 days
Control 9.50a 14.50a - 20.50a - 31.a - 35.50a - 38.00a - 41.50a -
Metarhizium anisopliae S1 10.00a 6.00bc 60.69 4.85c 77.74 3.75c 88.37 4.85b 88.48 3.00c 92.5 4.30c 90.16
S2 9.50a 7.00c 51.74 4.85c 76.51 3.62c 61.89 5.10b 85.63 3.75bc 90.13 3.80c 90.84
Beauveria bassiana S1 10.00a 6.93bc 54.61 5.85bc 73.09 4.81bc 85.09 5.45b 85.41 4.40bc 89 5..87b 86.56
S2 10.00a 7.75b 49.24 6.11b 71.89 5.30b 83.57 5.45b 85.41 4.75b 88.12 6.40b 85.35
LSD 0.674 1.266   0.763   0.767   1.630   0.948   0.904  
  1. Means in the same column followed by different letters are significantly different, P≤0.05