In a field study five grass species, viz. Marvel grass, Para grass, Vetiver grass, Karnal grass and Napier grass were evaluated to assess their suitability as biological reclaiming agent and vegetative barriers for reclaiming as well as reducing soil erosion and enhancing in situ water conservation in a moderate sodic clay soil.

A field experiment was conducted during kharif 2007 in the vegetable farm of the Division of Entomology, IARI, New Delhi in Randomized Block Design with ten treatments including a control. Seed treated with imidacloprid (3 g ai kg-1 seeds) or foliar spray either of thiamethoxam/acetamiprid/imidacloprid @20 g ai ha-1 effectively reduced leafhopper population, Amrasca biguttula.