Asian Plant Research Journal 2023-03-22T09:54:38+00:00 Asian Plant Research Journal Open Journal Systems <p><strong>Asian Plant Research Journal (ISSN: 2581-9992) </strong>aims to publish high quality papers <a href="">(Click here for Types of paper)</a> in all aspects of plant research. By not excluding papers based on novelty, this journal facilitates the research and wishes to publish papers as long as they are technically correct and scientifically motivated. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled, OPEN peer-reviewed, open-access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> Farmer’s Adoption and Effectiveness of Insect Pests Management Strategies in Organic Tomato Fields 2023-03-22T09:54:38+00:00 Md. Rakibuzzaman M. M. Rahman M. S. Hossain Md. Emam Hossain <p>A study was conducted in organic and intensive tomato growing areas located in Manikganj and Narsingdi districts of Dhaka division. A total of 30 organic tomato growers were selected from 5 randomly selected villages of Manikganj and Narsingdi. Data were collected from September 2020 to September 2021. Most frequently used insect pest management strategies by the organic farmers under the study areas were; T<sub>0</sub>=Untreated control (Used resistant varieties only), T<sub>1</sub>=Pheromone trap (Plastic pot), T<sub>2</sub>=Sticky trap+ Neem leaf powder @ 1kg/10L of water at 7 days interval, T<sub>3</sub>=Bait trap+ Neem leaf powder @ 1kg/10L of water at 7 days interval, T<sub>4</sub>=Light trap+ Mahogany seed powder @ 20gm/L of water at 7 days interval and T<sub>5</sub>= Pheromone trap + <em>Trichogramma evanescens </em>(100 points ha<sup>-1</sup> at 500 wasps per point). For the untreated control of tomato fruit borer, T<sub>1</sub>=Pheromone trap (Plastic pot) was the most frequently used (52.67%) in the study area whereas T<sub>5</sub>= Pheromone trap + <em>Trichogramma evanescens</em> (16.67%) was used by the least number of organic farmers besides untreated control T<sub>0</sub> (8.67%). The highest benefit cost ratio was 1.51 recorded from the treatment T<sub>5</sub>= Pheromone trap + <em>Trichogramma evanescens</em>, lowest benefit cost ratio was 1.30 recorded for tomato production from the untreated control treatment T<sub>0</sub>. Due to reduced operating costs, the benefit-cost ratio for producing organic tomato was comparable to and close to that of growing high yielding tomato using inorganic methods. The difference between the BCR of organic tomato production procedures and inorganic tomato production practices was eventually eliminated by high market price and rising demand of organic produces.</p> 2023-03-22T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Rakibuzzaman et al.; This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.