The present studies were undertaken at Vegetable Improvement Scheme, CES, Wakawali, Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli, Dist: Ratnagiri (M.S.) during rabi
2016-17. The present research was carried out to study the seasonal incidence, screening of cultivars and management of Brinjal shoot and fruit borer Leucinodes orbonalis
Guenee infesting brinjal.
Studies on screening of some brinjal cultivars for varietal resistance indicated that, among the 15 brinjal cultivars screened against brinjal shoot and fruit borer, the cultivar Kali Rawai, Singnath, CHES-249 and Arka Nilkanth were found to be promising against shoot and fruit borer with 1 to 10 per cent fruit infestation and have been rated as highly resistant. Besides, PPC, Bholanath, BB 54 and ArkaNidhi were also found promising against shoot and fruit borer and rated as fairly resistant. Out of the remaining cultivars, four were rated as fairly resistant and three were rated under less susceptible.