Compatibility of herbicides and insecticides for tank mix application in wet seeded rice

G. Anjana Devaraj, K. P. Prameela, Meera V. Menon, T. K. Bridgit


An experiment entitled “compatibility of herbicides and insecticides for tank mix application in wet seeded rice” was conducted at Alappad Kole lands of Thrissur district, from August 2016 to January 2017. The experiment aimed at studying the compatibility of two commonly used herbicides (bispyribac sodium & cyhalofop-butyl) with two new generation insecticides (flubendiamide & imidacloprid) for tank mix application in wet seeded rice and to assess the pest control efficiency of herbicides and insecticides. Efficacy of cyhalofop-butyl was not affected by mixing with the insecticides. In the case of bispyribac sodium, the insecticide imidacloprid appeared to be compatible, but efficacy of bispyribac sodium was reduced when mixed with flubendiamide. Due to low incidence and no significant difference among insect pest counts among various treatments, efficacy of insecticides when tank mixed with herbicides could not be interpreted.


Tank mixing, bispyribac sodium, cyhalofop-butyl, flubendiamide, imidacloprid

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