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Table 2 Effect of Metarhizium anisopliae 5% AS on tea yield

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

Treatments Concentration/ha *Green leaf yield (kg/plot) (mean* ± SE) Processed tea (kg/ha/year) (mean* ± SE)
Metarhizium anisopliae s.l. 5%AS 600 ml$ 2.50de ± 0.29 388 ± 4.19
800 ml$ 2.51 cd ± 0.19 390.5 ± 4.25
1000 ml$ 2.61ab ± 0.16 405 ± 4.45
1200 ml$ 2.65a ± 0.22 411 ± 4.37
Metarhizium anisopliae s.l. 5%AS + Thiamethoxam 25WG 1000 ml$ + 100 gm 2.63a ± 0.23 408.5 ± 4.21
Thiamethoxam 25WG 100 gm 2.55bc ± 0.18 396 ± 4.36
Untreated control 2.43e ± 0.14 378 ± 4.25
  1. *Values represent the mean of three replications ± standard error, for green leaf yield (obtained from six rounds of leaf plucking after treatments at weekly interval for two consecutive seasons)
  2. $Containing 2 × 107 conidia/ml. Values in the same column followed by the same letter are not significantly different from each other at the 95% confidence interval (P < 0.05) using Tukey’s post-hoc Honestly Significant Difference (HSD) test