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Study on the use of Azadirachta indica as biological control agent of Spilosoma obliqua

Manisha Kumari*
University Department of Zoology, B.N.M.University, Madhepura, Bihar, India
Received : 17th January, 2021 ; Revised : 18th February, 2021

AbstractAgriculture is the key for development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, it is the science of cultivating the soil, growing crops and raising livestock. Commercially available synthetic pesticides damage the entire environment as well as human civilization. Due to the use of synthetic pesticides it led to bioaccumulation in the agriculture field causing increased resistance and reduction in soil biodiversity. Therefore it is time to draw attention towards environmentally friendly natural pesticides and insecticides. Spilosoma obliqua is a sporadic pest and polyphagous which damages a large number of plants. In this paper active ingredient of neem (Azadirachta indica) plants which exhibit agromedicinal properties are used as biopesticides in control of Spilosoma obliqua.

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