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Major Insecticides are given below with their time of attack and recommended Pesticides and dosage.

It is hoped that this information will be of great use to the farmer in plant protection.

 

 

 

Pest Time of attack Remedy (common Name) Dosage/Acre
American Bollworm
Starts attack with flower formation and last till the end Endosulfan 600 ml
Chlorphrifos 1000 ml
Jassid
Attacks the crop during the whole period. Endosulfan 1000 ml
Bromophos 400 ml
Chlorphrifos 1000 ml
Dimethoate 400 ml
Fenitrothion 500 -700 ml
Isothioate 1300-1500 ml
Methamidophos 400 ml
Whitefly
Attacks the crop during the whole period. Endosulfan 1000 ml

PESTICIDES RECOMMENDED FOR COTTON PESTS CONTROL
UNDER DIFFERENT SITUATIONS
Central Cotton Research Institute

Sr. No.

Pest situation

Common name of recommended insecticide

Dose/acre (ml/gm)

0

Seed treatment to control sucking insect pests at an early stage.
Imidacloprid 70 WS
Thiamethoxam 70 WS
5 gm/kg seed
3 gm/kg seed

1

Thrips reached ETL, during early stage of crop & clear damage symptoms are visible.
Imidacloprid 200 SL
Acetamiprid 20 SP

Formothion 25 EC

Etofenprox 30 EC or

Any other suitable registered pesticide

80-100
150

500

200

2

Whitefly population reached ETL, during early stage of crop.
Acetamiprid 20 SP
Imidacloprid 200 SL

Endosulfan 35 EC or

Any other suitable registered pesticide

150
250

800

3

Jassid population reached ETL, during early stage of crop.
Imidacloprid 200 SL
Thiamethoxam 25 WG

Formathion 25 EC

Etofenprox 30 EC or

Any other suitable registered pesticide

80-100
24

500

200

4

Whitefly & Jassid collectively reached ETL during early stage of crop.
Imidacloprid 200 SL
Acetamiprid 20 SP

Diafenthiuron 500 SC or

Any other suitable registered pesticide

250
150

200

5

Spotted bollworm reached ETL.
Spinosad 240 SC
Triazophos 40 EC

Bifenthrin 10 EC

Fenpropathrin 20EC 

Cypermethrin 10 EC

Deltamethrin 2.5 EC

Beta-cyfluthrin 25 EC

Cyhalothrin 2.5 EC

Tralomethrin 108 G/L or

Any other suitable registered pesticide

40
1000

250

300

330

250

250

333

250

6

Pink bollworm reached ETL.
Triazophos 40 EC
Bifenthrin 10 EC

Cypermethrin 10 EC

Deltamethrin 2.5 EC

Beta-cyfluthrin 25 EC

Cyhalothrin 2.5 EC

Tralomethrin108 G/L

Fenvalerate 20 EC or

Any other suitable registered pesticide

1000
250

250

250

250

333

250

250

7

American bollworm reached ETL.
Spinosad 240 EC
Chlorfenapyr 36 SC

Chlorpyrifos 40 EC

Quinalphos 25 EC

Endosulfan 35 EC

Profenofos 500 EC

Indoxacarb 150 SC

Thiodicarb 80 DF or

Any other suitable registered pesticide

100
330

1000

1250

1250

1000

175

480

8

Spotted & Pink bollworm collectively reached ETL with Spotted bollworm dominance.
Triazophos 40 EC
Bifenthrin 10 EC

Spinosad 480 SC

Cypermethrin 10 EC

Deltamethrin 2.5 EC

Cyhalothrin 2.5 EC

Beta-cyfluthrin 25 EC

Tralomethrin 108 G/L or

Any other suitable registered pesticide

1000
250

20

330

333

250

250

250

9

Spotted & Pink bollworm collectively reached ETL with Pink bollworm dominance.
Triazophos 40 EC
Bifenthrin 10 EC

Cypermethrin 10 EC

Deltamethrin 2.5 EC

Beta-cyfluthrin 25 EC

Cyhalothrin 2.5 EC

Tralomethrin 108 G/L or

Any other suitable registered pesticide

1000
250

330

250

250

333

250

10

Spotted & American bollworm collectively reached ETL with Spotted bollworm dominance.
Spinosad 240 SC
Bifenthrin10 EC

Deltamethrin 2.5 EC

Cypermethrin 10 EC

Beta-cyfluthrin 25 EC

Tralomethrin 108 G/L

Cyhalothrin 2.5 EC

Triazophos 40 EC

Profenofos 500 EC

Chlorpyrifos 40 EC or

Any other suitable registered pesticide

100
250

250

330

250

250

333

1000

1000

1000

11

Spotted & American bollworm collectively reached ETL with American bollworm dominance.
Spinosad 240 SC
Chlorpyrifos 40 EC

Chlorfenapyr360 SC

Indoxacarb 150 SC

Profenofos 500 EC

Thiodicarb 80 DF

Bifenthrin 10 EC

Deltamethrin 2.5 EC

Cypermethrin 10 EC

Beta-cyfluthrin 25 EC

Tralomethrin 108 G/L

Cyhalothrin 2.5 EC or

Any other suitable registered pesticide

100
1000

330

175

1000

480

250

250

330

250

250

333

12 Pink & American bollworm collectively reached ETL with American bollworm dominance.
Profenofos 500 EC or
Chlorpyrifos 40EC or

Indoxacarb 150 SC or

Chlorfenapyr 360 SC or

Thiodicarb 80 DF or +

Deltamethrin 2.5 EC or

Bifenthrin 10 EC or

Cypermethrin 10 EC or

Beta-cyfluthrin 25 EC or

Tralomethrin 108 G/L or

Cyhalothrin 2.5 EC or

Triazophos40 EC or

Spinosad 480 or

Any other suitable registered pesticide

 

1000
1000

175

330

480

250

250

250

250

250

333

100

60

 

13 Pink & American bollworm collectively reached ETL with Pink bollworm dominance.
Bifenthrin 10 EC or
Deltamethrin 2.5 EC or

Cypermethrin 10 EC or

Beta-cyfluthrin 25 EC or

Tralomethrin 108 G/L or +

Cyhalothrin 2.5 EC or

Profenofos 500 EC or

Chlorpyrifos 40 EC or

Triazophos 40 EC or

Any other suitable registered pesticide

 

250
250

250

250

250

333

1000

1000

1000

 

14 Jassid, thrips or both reached ETL in later stage of the crop
Methamidophos 600 SL
Monocrotofos 40 WSC
500
500
15 Aphids reached ETL in later part of the crop life.
Furathiocarb 400 EC
Carbosulfan 20 EC

Diafenthiuron 500 SC

Chlorpyrifos 40 EC

Quinalphos 25 EC or

Any other suitable registered pesticide

 

250
500

200

750

1250

 

16 Mites reached ETL.
Dicofol 42 EC
Amitraz 20 EC

Diafenthiuron 500 SC

Ethion 46 EC

Triazophos 40 EC

Chlorfenapyr 360 SC

Hexythiazox 10 WP or

Any other suitable registered pesticide

2500
1000

200

1000

600

200

220

 

17 American bollworm & Whitefly (both adults & nymphs) reached ETL.
Spinosad 480 SC or
Indoxacarb 150 SC or

Chlorfenpyr 360 SC or

Quinalphos 25 EC or

Chlorpyrifos 40 EC or

Profenofos 500 EC or

Thiodicarb 80 DF or +

Diafenthiuron 500 SC or

Acetamiprid 20 SP or

Imidacloprid200 SL or

Buprofezin 25 SPor

Any other suitable registered pesticide

 

100
175

330

1250

1000

1000

480

200

150

250

600

 

18 Whitefly (both adults & nymphs) reached ETL in later part of the crop life..
Acetamiprid 20 SP
Imidacloprid 200 SL

Diafenthiauron 500 SC

Endosulfan 35 EC+ Buprofezin 25 SP

Endosulfan 35 EC+ Pyriproxyfen 10 EC

Fenpropathrin 20 EC+ Buprofezin 25 SP

Fenpropathrin 20 EC+ Pyriproxyfen 10 EC or

Any other suitable registered pesticide

 

150
200

250

800 + 600

800 + 600

250 + 600

250 + 300

 

19 American bollworm & aphid collectively reached ETL.
Quinalphos 25 EC
Chlorpyrifos 40 EC

Profenofos 500 EC or

Any other suitable registered pesticide

 

1250
1000

1000

 

Note: Doses of the chemicals are based on the concentration given in the above table. If different formulation is being used, then adjust the dose accordingly.

Common name

Trade name

Abamectin
Miechongling 1.8EC, Sure 1.8EC, Vital 1.8EC
Acephate
Admire 40EC, Asophate 75SP, Mandate 30EC, Orthene 75SP
Acetamiprid
Mospilan 20SP, Rani, Rospilan
Alphacypermethrin
Alpa-C 5EC, Fastac 10EC, Bestox 5EC, Simba 5EC, Alphafos 5EC, Avanti 5EC, Checyper 4.5EC, Skolix 5EC, Sum 5EC, Nestox 4.5EC, Judos 4.5 w/w
Amitraz
Mitac 20EC
Betacyfluthrin
Betathrin 5EC, Chinmix 5EC
Bifenthrin
Talstar 10EC
Buprofezin
Applaud 25WP, Badal 25WP, Byzin 25WP, Epo 25WP, Pride 25WP, Sitara 25WP
Butacarboxin
Drawin 50EC
Carbosulfon
Advantage 20EC
Chlorfenapyr
Pirate 360SC
Chlorpyrifos
Akofos 48EC, Galaban 40EC, Kurifast 40EC, Lorsban 40EC, Pyrifos 40EC, Shenchlor 40EC, Termicide 40EC
Cyhalothrin
Gaonong 2.5EC, Karate 2.5EC, Lamdacyhalothrin 2.5EC
Cypermethrin
Arrivo 10EC, Cymbush 10EC, Cyperkill 10EC, Kapadin 10EC, Lucky 10EC, Nurelle 20EC, Polytrin 20EC, Ripcord10EC, Sherpa 5EC
Decarafluron
Match 50EC
Deltamethrin
Decis 2.5EC
Diafenthiuron
Polo 500EC, Polo 500SC
Dicofol
Kelthane 18EC, Kelthane 42EC
Dimethoate
Chemathoate40EC, Cygon 40EC, Dimetoxal40EC, Higonet40EC, Perfekthion 40EC, Rogor 40EC, Roxion 40EC, Sanitox 40EC Stinger 40EC, Systoate40EC
Endosulfan
Endogreen 35EC, Endon 35EC, Fezdion 35EC, Hektonex 35EC, Hexasulfan 35EC, Mamba 35EC, Rocky 35EC, Technufan 35EC, Thiodan 35EC, Thioluxan 35EC
Ethion
Ethion 46.5EC, Cethion 48EC
Etofenprox
Trebon 30EC
Fenpropathrin
Danitol 10EC, Dethrin 20EC, Digitol 20EC, Fendol 20EC, Fenpron 20EC, Fenitol 20EC, Fenthrin 20EC, Sanitol 20EC, Sinopathrin 20EC, Sword 20EC, Totti 20EC, Xianfei 20EC
Fenpropathrin + Buprofezin
Sweep 250EC
Fenpropathrin + Pyriproxyfen
Prempt 20EC
Formathion
Anthio25 EC
Furathiocarb
Deltanet 400EC
Hexythiazox
Nissorun 10WP
Imidacloprid
Concord 10EC, Confidor 200SL, Fencidor 10WP, Fencidor 70WS, Imicon, Ningo 5EC, Pestidor 25WP
Indoxacarb
Steward 150SC
Isocarbofos 
Shualin 40EC
Methamidophos
Tamaron 600SL, Sundaphos 600SL, Asomido 600SL, Master 600SL, Grip 600SL, Estrella 600SL etc.
Methomyl
Akomyl 20SL, Asonate 90WP, Gunther 44EC, Lannate 40SP, Methavin 90SP, Nucron 50EC, Salong 90WP, Sanafos 40EC, Sinomyl 20EC
Phosphorodithioate
Ethion 46.5EC
Profenofos
Curacron 250EC, Durakron 40EC, Edcura, Nucron 50EC, Randas 40EC
Propargite
Omite 57EC
Pyriproxyfen
Admeral
Quinalphos
Ekalux 25EC, Ecca 25EC, Hublex 25EC, Taophos 25EC
Spinosad
Tracer 480SC
Thiamethoxam
Gammon 25WG, Cruiser 70WS
Tralomethrin
Scout Extra 108 g/l
Thiodicarb
Larvin 80DF
Triazophos
Hostathion 40EC