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Table 1 Field evaluation of Metarhizium anisopliae s.l. 5% AS against termite

From: Potential of the entomopathogenic fungus, Metarhizium anisopliae s.l. in controlling live-wood eating termite, Microtermes obesi (Holmgren) (Blattodea: Termitidae) infesting tea crop

Treatment details Concentration/ha (400 l spray fluid) Darjeeling Region Dooars Region
Mean % reduction of termite
After year I After year II After year I After year II
Metarhizium anisopliae s.l. 5% AS 600 ml$ 52.40b 53.11b 51.85b 54.97b
Metarhizium anisopliae s.l. 5% AS 800 ml$ 59.24b 59.11b 60.40b 56.48b
Metarhizium anisopliae s.l. 5% AS 1000 ml$ 78.85c 76.75c 77.77c 75.93c
Metarhizium anisopliae s.l. 5% AS 1200 ml$ 82.85c 84.75c 83.77c 86.93c
Metarhizium anisopliae s.l. 5% AS ± Thiamethoxam 25WG 1000 ml$ ± 100 gm 76.95c 78.77c 76.46c 81.17c
Thiamethoxam 25WG 100 gm 62.16b 63.48b 67.92b 63.84b
Control 0.00a 0.00a 0.00a 0.00a
CD 5.23 4.47 4.38 4.19
  1. Mean of five replications, differences among the tested doses are grouped in same column with small letters and the identical letters do not differ significantly at P = 0.05 according to Tukey’s multiple comparison test. $Containing 2 × 107 conidia/ml