Follow
International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS)
IJCMAS is now DOI (CrossRef) registered Research Journal. The DOIs are assigned to all published IJCMAS Articles.
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2017 - IJCMAS--ICV 2017: 100.00 For more details click here
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) : NAAS Score: *5.38 (2019) [Effective from January 1, 2019]For more details click here

Login as a Reviewer

Indexed in



National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS)
NAAS Score: *5.38 (2019)
[Effective from January 1, 2019]
For more details click here

ICV 2017: 100.00
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2017 - IJCMAS--ICV 2017: 100.00
For more details click here

See Guidelines to Authors
Current Issues

Original Research Articles

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
Email : editorijcmas@gmail.com / submit@ijcmas.com
Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2017: 100.00
NAAS RATING 2018: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(10): 657-665
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.810.074


Evaluation of Plant Products as Surface Protectant of Packaging Materials against C. cephalonica in Stored Pearlmillet Pennisetum glaucum (Linn.)
Anita Sharma*, K. C. Kumawat, S. K. Khinchi and Akhter Hussain
Department of Entomology, S K N College of Agriculture, Jobner-303329 (Rajasthan), India Sri Karan Narendra Agriculture University, Jobner, Rajasthan, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The plant oils and extracts viz., neem oil, mustard oil, castor oil and neem seed kernel extract each at three concentrations (5.0, 7.5 and 10%) and an insecticide check malathion (0.05 and 0.1%) were evaluated by impregnating the gunny bags against Corcyra cephalonica Stainton (Lepidoptera: Galleriidae). The adult emergence, grain damage and weight loss were recorded after 270 days of storage pearlmillet, Pennisetum glaucum (Linn.). The adult emergence decrease with the increase in the concentration of test plant oils. Among the plant oils and extracts, the mean adult emergence (1.50 adults) was observed in NSKE followed by neem oil (2.25 adults), mustard oil (2.84 adults) and castor oil (3.84 adults) 10.0 per cent dose. In NSKE and neem oil, the adult emergence was decreased with increase in concentration. The mean per cent grain damage and weight loss also decreased with the increase in concentration of plant oils and extracts. Among the plant oils and extracts, the mean grain damage (3.17%) and weight loss (1.50%) were observed in NSKE 10.0 per cent followed by neem oil (4.34%) and (1.83%), respectively. With regards to malathion, very low adult emergence, grain damage and weight loss were observed. All the plant oils and extracts found significantly superior over the untreated control. Among the plant oils and extracts the NSKE and neem oil were the best treatments for impregnation of gunny bags having minimum adult emergence, grain damage and weight loss while mustard oil and castor oil were the least effective.


Keywords: Plant oils, Gunny bags, Pearlmillet, Corcyra cephalonica, Impregnation
Download this article as Download

How to cite this article:

Anita Sharma, K. C. Kumawat, S. K. Khinchi and Akhter Hussain 2019. Evaluation of Plant Products as Surface Protectant of Packaging Materials against C. cephalonica in Stored Pearlmillet Pennisetum glaucum (Linn.).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(10): 657-665. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.810.074