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Vol. 10, Special Issue 11 (2021)
Effect of PGPR on the incidence of shoot and fruit borer, Earias vittella (Fabricius) in okra
Maheerthanan RA, Ravi M, Preetha G and Jeberlin Prabina B
Okra, Abelmoschus esculentus L. (Moench) is an important vegetable crop grown throughout the world and its economic production is hampered by shoot and fruit borers. Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) are well known to induce biochemicals and defence enzymes against the insect pests of crop plants. Okra plants inoculated with Bacillus subtilis had low incidence of Earias vittella (Fabricius) and recorded higher amount of biochemicals and defence enzymes than the untreated plants in both Rabi 2020 and Summer 2021 seasons. Bacillus subtilis could be used as a tool to induce systemic resistance against the shoot and fruit borer of okra.
How to cite this article:
Maheerthanan RA, Ravi M, Preetha G and Jeberlin Prabina B. Effect of PGPR on the incidence of shoot and fruit borer, Earias vittella (Fabricius) in okra. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(11S): 148-152.