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Agricultural Science Digest, volume 35 issue 1 (march 2015) : 74-77

Efficacy of some indigenous plant products against pulse beetle callosobruchus spp on cowpea (Vigna unguiculata. L. Hepper.) seeds

K. Sujatha, K. Ramamoorthy, K. Sivasubramaniam
1Department of Seed Science and Technology, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai-625 104, India.
Cite article:- Sujatha K., Ramamoorthy K., Sivasubramaniam K. (2024). Efficacy of some indigenous plant products against pulse beetle callosobruchus spp on cowpea (Vigna unguiculata. L. Hepper.) seeds. Agricultural Science Digest. 35(1): 74-77. doi: 10.5958/0976-0547.2015.00016.6.
Herbal leaf powders of Ocimum basilicum, Vitex negundo and Azadirachta indica each at 10 percent (w/w) concentration were mixed with cowpea seeds and stored under ambient storage condition in cloth bags. The efficacy of Azadirachta and Vitex were the highest in suppressing oviposition of Callosobruchus spp and maintaining viability of seeds in cowpea cv. CO 6 up to 6 months and could be recommended as a better alternative to the chemical seed treatments.
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