Muthukrishnan, N., Manoharan, T., Thevan, P.S.T., & Anbu, S. 2005 Evaluation of buprofezin for the management of grape mealy bug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green).. Journal of Entomological Research 29(4): 339-344.
Notes: Field experiments were conducted in Tamil Nadu, India, during the 2002 and 2003 rabi seasons, to evaluate the performance of buprofezin at 1125 and 1500 ml/ha in controlling the grape mealybug (Maconellicoccus hirsutus). The efficacy of buprofezin, as a foliar spray, was also compared to carbosulfan and chlorpyriphos. Buprofezin reduced the nymphal and adult populations and bunch infestation of M. hirsutus and increased the fruit yield compared to untreated controls and recommended insecticides. As the efficacy of both doses was statistically at par, the lower dose of 1125 ml/ha is sufficient to effectively mitigate mealy bug colonies. There were no phytotoxic symptoms observed on any part of the treated plants due to any of the insecticides.