African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6578

Short Communication

Effect of organic sources of nutrients on fruit damage by shoot and fruit borer on Brinjal (Solanum melongena L.)

  H. L. Chandrakumar1*, C. T. Ashok Kumar1, K. R. Shashidhar2 and N. L. Naveena1        
  1Department of Agricultural Entomology, College of Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences, Ghandi Krishi Vignana Kendra, Bangalore- 560065, India. 2Department of Sericulture, Technical Service Centre, Koratagere, Karnataka-572129, India.
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  •  Accepted: 26 September 2012
  •  Published: 30 November 2012



An investigation was carried out to know the effect of organics sources of nutrients on fruit damaged by shoot and fruit borer on brinjal (Solanum melongena L.). The results revealed that plots applied with Vermicompost (VC) + biofertilizer (Silica solubalising bacteria, Azatobactor and Vasicular Arbuscular Mycoriza) + neemcake (T6) and farm yard manure (FYM) + biofertilizer + neemcake (T5) were found to be effective and recorded minimum percent fruit damage (5.93 and 6.12%), with the corresponding percent reduction of 66.68 and 65.61 over NPK (T11). The next effective treatments were Vermicompost + biofertilizer + insecticide (T8) and FYM + biofertilizer + insecticide (T7), with percent reduction of 64.49 and 63.20 over NPK (T11), respectively. The minimum percent reduction was recorded in the treatments VC + biofertilizer + NPK (18.93%) and FYM + biofertilizer + NPK (17.75%) as against inorganic NPK.


Key words: Organic sources, fruit damage, brinjal, Solanum melongena L., biofertilizer.