FLORA AND FAUNA ISSN 2456-9364(Online) 0971-6920(Print)
         
2018 Vol.24 No.1 PP 77-80
EFFICACY OF DIFFERENT PLANT PRODUCTS AGAINST RUST RED FLOUR BEETLE,TRIBOLIUM CASTANEUM IN STORED WHEAT GRAINS
MANOJ KUMAR TRIPATHI* AND DEO PRAKASH PATEL
Department of Entomology,
Tilakdhari Post Graduate College,
JAUNPUR-222002 INDIA
*Corresponding Author:
Email: tripathi.manoj413@gmail.com
ABSTRACT
A laboratory experiment was conducted to assess the efficacy of nine plant products namely neem, karanj, eucalyptus, lantana, custard apple, lemon grass and meetha neem using their leaf powder and turmeric and ginger using their rhizome powder against the rust red flour beetle. Tribolium castaneum in stored wheat. Among the different treatments of plant products were evaluated by treating 100 g of wheat grains with 2% of grain weight against T. castaneum up to 30 days. The grains treated with eucalyptus leaf powder were found to be most effective and 27.25% adult mortality and 0.09% weight loss was observed. The least effective treatment was custard apple leaf powder with 7.78 % mortality and lantana leaf powder where 0.37% weight loss was recorded.

Key words : Plant products, Tribolium castaneum, Triticum aestivum.
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