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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(4): 963-971
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.604.121


Efficacy of Different Grain Protectants on the Effect of Fecundity, Adult Emergence and Weight Loss of Cigarette Beetle (Lasioderma serricorne Fabricius) Infestation in Cured Turmeric Rhizomes (Curcuma longa Linnaeus)
K. Ravi Kumar, C. Narendra Reddy, K. Vijaya Lakshmi, K. Rameash, K. Keshavulu and B. Rajeswari
Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, Rajendranagar,PJTSAU, Hyderabad-500030, Telangana, India
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Abstract:

Leaves of Vitex negundo, Lantana camara, Pongamia pinnata, Annona squamosa and seed kernel of Azadirachta indica were powdered and admixture at the rate of 10, 10, 5, 5 and 5 g per kg along with two chemical grain protectants i.e., spinosad and delatmethrin as checks at concentrations of 1ml per kg and 0.04g per kg of cured turmeric rhizomes, respectively and an untreated check was maintained without any treatment. Among the botanicals, neem seed kernel powder @ 5 g kg-1 provided complete protection up to three months of storage, which is equal to that of chemical grain protectants followed by vitex negundo leaf powder @ 10 g kg-1 and annona leaf powder @ 5 g kg-1 was found to be least effective among the all treatments. Both the chemical grain protectants did not record any fecundity, adult emergence and weight loss up to six months of storage due to their toxic effect on adult mortality. Neem seed kernel powder, after six and nine months of treatment also it was adjudged as the best treatment among the botanicals and it recorded significantly, less progeny development and less infestation, among other botanical powder treatments.


Keywords: Vitex negundo,Lantana camara, Pongamia pinnata, Annona squamosa, Azadirachta indica, Spinosad, Deltamethrin, Cured turmeric rhizomes, Cigarette beetle and grain protectants.
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Ravi Kumar, K., C. Narendra Reddy, K. Vijaya Lakshmi, K. Rameash, K. Keshavulu and Rajeswari, B. 2017. Efficacy of Different Grain Protectants on the Effect of Fecundity, Adult Emergence and Weight Loss of Cigarette Beetle (Lasioderma serricorne Fabricius) Infestation in Cured Turmeric Rhizomes (Curcuma longa Linnaeus).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(4): 963-971. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.604.121