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Journal of Environmental Biology

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        Abstract - Issue Mar 2013, 34 (2)                                                                                                             Back



nstantaneous and historical temperature effects on a-pinene

Study on larvicidal activity of weed extracts against

Spodoptera litura

 

Ashokaraj S. Kandagal??and Mahadev C. Khetagoudar?* ?

?Department of Zoology, TGP Science College, Jamkhandi-587 301, India

?Pesticide Residue Testing and Quality Analysis Laboratory, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad-580 005, India

*Corresponding Author email : mahadev_arc@rediffmail.com

 

 

 

Publication Data

Paper received:

05 May 2011

 

Revised received:

29 December 2011

 

Accepted:

17 March 2012

 

Abstract

Larvicidal activity of various concentrations of crude aqueous leaf extracts of E. triplinerve were studied against S. litura following the treatment on fourth instar larvae. The results of the total percent mortality (from fourth instar to adult) demonstrated that the mortality rate progressively increased (41.42, 58.57, 69.80, 84.49, 86.77, 90.55, 91.30, 90.54) as the extract concentrations increased (1, 2, 3, 5, 7.5, 12.5, 15, 17.5%). The maximum of 92 % total mortality was observed at 15 % concentration of the extract. It was significant to note that the percent mortality observed from 5 % onwards was more than 85 %. Results of adult emergence inhibition indicated that the EI50?of E triplinerve was more effective at 4.07 %. Interestingly the calculated EI90?value was 14.10 %. This is an ideal eco-friendly approach for the control of agricultural pest, S. litura.

 

Key words

Eupatorium triplinerve, Larvicidal activity, Spodoptera litura, Weed extracts, Mortality

 

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