Md Nafizul Islam1*, Md Nafizul Islam1, Md Masum Ahmad2, Amit Kumar Basunia3 and Nihar Ranjan Saha4
1Department of Seed Science and Technology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh
2Department of Entomology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh
3Department of Horticulture, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh
4Department of Biotechnology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh
*Corresponding Author: Nafizul Islam, Department of Seed Science and Technology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh.
Received: November 25, 2019; Published: December 18, 2019
The pulse beetle, Callosobruchus chinensis (L.) is one of the major pests of pulses in storage. In the present study an attempt was made to screen and compare the efficacy of four botanicals viz., sesame oil, groundnut oil, garlic powder and mahogany powder on gram seed, Cicer arietinum (L.) as protectant against pulse beetle. The efficacy was evaluated by considering oviposition, adult emergence, seed infestation and weight loss caused by the insect. All the tested botanicals were found effective significantly to check the oviposition, adult emergence, seed infestation and weight loss as compared to control. However sesame oil provided the best protection of gram seed against the pulse beetle followed by mahogany powder. The results suggest considering oviposition performance, developmental performance, seed damage and weight loss, sesame oil (2.00%) could be recommended as remedies against pulse beetle infestation.
Keywords: Botanicals; Gram Seed; Pulse Beetle; Oviposition; Adult Emergence; Seed Infestation and Weight Loss
Citation: Nafizul Islam., et al. "Evaluation of Some Botanicals as Seed Protectant Against Pulse Beetle (Callosobruchus Chinensis L.) on Stored Gram Seed". Acta Scientific Microbiology 4.1 (2020): 90-97.
Copyright: © 2020 Nafizul Islam., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.