Academic Research Journal of
Agricultural Science and Research
Academic Research Journal of Agricultural Science and Research
Vol. 3(1), pp. 8-12. January, 2015.
Full Length Research
Varietal Preference of Okra Shoot and Fruit Borer, Earias vittella (Fab.) under Field Condition in Bangladesh
Rahman MA, Uddin MM, Haque MA and Rahman MM
Department of Entomology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh
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Accepted 22 December 2014
was carried out in the Entomology Field Laboratory of Bangladesh
Agricultural University during February to May2014 to investigate the
varietal preference of okra shoot and fruit borer, Earias vittella
among different okra varieties. Seven okra varieties viz., Taj Vendhi,
BARI Dharos-1, Arka Anamika, Green Finger, Green Soft, OK-285 and Nabik
were taken for varietal preference. Among the seven varieties, Taj
Vendhi was the most preferable variety as the highest average shoot and
fruit infestation (about 26%, and 24% respectively) were recorded. On
the contrary, Arka Anamika was found least preferable variety with
lowest shoot and fruit infestations, 10% and 11% respectively.
Moderately preferred varieties were OK-285 followed by Green Soft and
Green Finger. Preference rank for okra shoot and fruit borer among seven
okra varieties was Taj Vendhi> OK-285 > Green Soft > Green Finger >BARI
Dharos-1 >Nabik>Arka Anamika. Therefore, cultivation of Arka Anamika
will be the best choice to decrease pest problem for the better
production of okra.
Cite this article as: Rahman MA, Uddin MM, Haque MA, Rahman MM (2014). Varietal Preference of Okra Shoot and Fruit Borer, Earias vittella (Fab.) under Field Condition in Bangladesh. Acad. Res. J. Agric. Sci. Res. Vol. 3(1) pp. 8-12.