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Table 1 Impact of entomopathogenic fungi (Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium anisopliae) on fruit infestation (%) by Bactrocera cucurbitae under field conditions (pooled data 2017 and 2018)

From: Efficacy of Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium anisopliae (Ascomycota: Hypocreales) against Bactrocera cucurbitae (Coquillett) (Diptera: Tephritidae) under controlled and open-field conditions on bitter gourd

Treatments 3 DAT 6 DAT 9 DAT 12 DAT 15 DAT 18 DAT 21 DAT 24 DAT 27 DAT 30 DAT
B. bassiana 43.25b 39.24b 34.27c 26.67c 19.97c 15.72d 12.03c 9.98c 8.12d 7.11c
M. anisopliae 49.71ab 46.72a 41.92b 36.31b 31.88b 25.56c 21.28b 19.46b 17.44c 15.14b
Malathion 31.67c 17.69c 13.66d 24.04c 35.09b 42.01b 48.71a 51.68a 52.64a 51.09a
Control 55.91a 51.65a 55.09a 51.79a 53.42a 49.38a 48.85a 47.98a 43.67b 49.44a
  1. Means followed by the same letter in each column are not significantly different according to HSD (P = 0.05) (DAT: days after treatment)