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Legume Research, volume 39 issue 6 (december 2016) : 1043-1047

Effect of some botanicals against pulse beetle, Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) infesting pigeonpea

Rupesh Sharma*, Renu Devi, Sunita Yadav, Ramesh Sharma, Umesh Sharma, Ashok Kumar, Poonam Godara
1<p>Department of Agriculture,&nbsp;OPJS University, Churu-331 303, India.</p>
Cite article:- Sharma* Rupesh, Devi Renu, Yadav Sunita, Sharma Ramesh, Sharma Umesh, Kumar Ashok, Godara Poonam (NaN). Effect of some botanicals against pulse beetle, Callosobruchusmaculatus (F.) infesting pigeonpea . Legume Research. 39(6): 1043-1047. doi: 10.18805/lr.v39i6.6647.

A laboratory experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of some plant products viz., neem oil, mustard oil, groundnut oil, turmeric powder and their mixture were used as surface protectants for pigeonpea seed against Callosobruchus maculatus (F.). The highest mortality (84-100%) was manifested by neem oil @ 10ml/kg among all the treatments and lowest (3.33%) with turmeric powder @ 3.5g/kg seeds, after 135 days of storage. Neem oil @10ml/kg completely inhibited oviposition, adult emergence, seed damage and also not affected seed quality as compare to other treatment. All the oils prevented egg laying, reduced population build up of beetles and minimized the seed damage as compare to control. 

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