Sugar Tech

, Volume 19, Issue 6, pp 623–631 | Cite as

Insecticides from Different Classes Impact on Neomaskellia andropogonis Population Under Sugarcane Field Conditions

  • Pegah Koohzad-Mohammadi
  • Masumeh Ziaee
  • Amin Nikpay
Research article


Sugarcane whitefly is one of the important pest of sugarcane. Chemical and biological controls are used in an integrated program to prevent sugarcane whitefly infestations. Several insecticides from various groups have been registered to control whiteflies. In this study, efficacy of deltamethrin 2.5% EC, dinotefuran 20% SG and spiromesifen 240 SC was evaluated against sugarcane whitefly, Neomaskellia andropogonis Corbett (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) under field conditions. The population of whitefly at different life stages was recorded at 3, 7, 15 and 30 days after spraying the insecticides. According to the findings, cumulative reduction in whitefly population was recorded by application of insecticides even after 30-day post-treatment. Application of insecticides significantly increased the mortality level of whitely at different life stages compared to the control. However, higher level of mortality was observed for dinotefuran (more than 65% mortality in all stages) and deltamethrin (75% egg, 48% nymph, 70% pupae and 87% adult mortality), 30 days after spraying insecticides on IRC99-02 variety of sugarcane. Our results revealed that all tested insecticides were toxic against N. andropogonis and can effectively control different life stages of sugarcane whitefly.


Chemical control Insecticides Life stages Whitefly 



The authors are appreciated from Shahid Chamran University for financial and logistic support of this project.

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Conflict of interest

There is no conflict of interest among the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pegah Koohzad-Mohammadi
    • 1
  • Masumeh Ziaee
    • 1
  • Amin Nikpay
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of AgricultureShahid Chamran University of AhvazAhvazIran
  2. 2.Department of Plant ProtectionSugarcane & By-products Development Company, Salman-Farsi UnitAhvazIran

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