Toxico: Insecticidal of botanical compounds and formulated insecticides on major insect pests and beneficial arthropods in eggplant
Jayson S Suhayon, Conrado C Evangelista
The study explored the effect of different botanical compounds and formulated insecticides on the population of the major insect pests, determine the effect of botanical compounds and formulated insecticides on the population of beneficial arthropods, evaluate the yield and determine the cost benefit analysis in eggplant. A Statistical Tools for Agricultural Research Software was used during the Analysis of Data. The application of botanical compounds and formulated insecticides did not affect nor influence the population of the predatory beetle. Botanical compounds application offered residual control against whiteflies. Neem tree leaves extract application could affect or influence the infestation of EFSB and can still kill the major insect pests in eggplant. Makabuhai vines and neem leaves tree extracts treated plants significantly produced more fruit yield and highest net income compared to formulated insecticides and be part of IPM program in eggplant to ensure maximum yield since these were found effective, cheapest and available already in the local area.