Occurrence of Fusarium Coccophilum (Desm.) Wollenw.& Reinking on Sugarcane Whitefly, Aleurolobus barodensis (maskell) (homoptera: Aleyrodidae)


  • Project Directorate of Biological Control (lCAR), Bangalore, Karnataka, 560024, India


Fusarium coccopllilum (Desm.) Wollenw.&Reinking was recorded as a fungal pathogen of the sugarcane whitefly, Aleuroiobus barodensis (Maskell) from Dhule and Pune areas of Maharashtra. The infection level during rainy season varied from 2.2 to 12.8 per cent. Its pathogenicity both to nymphs and pupae was confirmed. This is the first report of F. coccophiluln on sugarcane whitefly.


Aleuroiobus barodellsis, Fungal Pathogen. Fusarium Coccopllilum. Sugarcane Whilefly

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Agriculture Sciences

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