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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(2): 157-160
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.020


Repellent Activity of Essential Oil from Tulsi Plant against Lesser Grain Borer, Rhyzopertha dominica (Fabricius) (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) and Red Rust Flour Beetle, Tribolium castaneum Herbst, (Coleoptera: Tenebronidae)
Joshi Rashmi* and Gaur Neeta
Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, GBPUA&T, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Essential oil of Tulsi was investigated for repellent activity against two stored grain insect pests, Rhyzopertha dominica and Tribolium castaneum. The ethanolic concentrations of oil at 1%, 2% and 3% were tested. It was found that repellent activity was proportional to the concentration and higher concentration has stronger effect. Moreover the repellent effect was better on T. castaneum as compared to R. dominica. T. castaneum showed 95.96, 98.69 and 99.56% repellent activity at 1, 2 and 3% concentration of essential oil respectively. Hence, botanical insecticides might be used as an alternative for grain protection against stored grain insect-pests.


Keywords: Repellency, Tulsi oil, Rhyzopertha dominica, Tribolium castaneum
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Joshi Rashmi and Gaur Neeta. 2018. Repellent Activity of Essential Oil from Tulsi Plant against Lesser Grain Borer, Rhyzopertha dominica (Fabricius) (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) and Red Rust Flour Beetle, Tribolium castaneum Herbst, (Coleoptera: Tenebronidae).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(2): 157-160. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.020