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National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC), Islamabad  established in 1984, is the largest research centre of the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC). NARC, with a total land area of approximately 1400 acres, is located near Rawal Lake, six kilometers south-east of Islamabad. Physical facilities in term of experimental fields, laboratories, green houses, gene bank, library/ documentation, auditorium, machinery & lab equipment repair workshops, stores, hostels, cafeteria, audio visual studios, are also available at NARC.

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Growth inhibiting effects of plant extracts against the grain moth, Sitotroga cerealella (Oliv.) (Gelechiidae: Lepidoptera)  [2010]

Iqbal, J. (National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad (Pakistan). Planning and Research Monitoring Cell); Jilani, G. (National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad (Pakistan). Insect Pest Management Program); Aslam, M. (University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi (Pakistan));

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Extracts of Acorus calamus (L.) (sweet flag), Azadirachta indica (A. Juss) (neem) and Curcuma longa (L.) (turmeric) prepared in petroleum ether, acetone and ethanol were evaluated as growth inhibitor against Sitotroga cerealella (Oliv.). Among these extracts, petroleum ether extract of sweet flag at application rates of 1000, 500 and 250 mug/g and its acetone extract at 1000 and 500 mug/g completely inhibited emergence of adults. Petroleum ether extract of neem was next to sweet flag. Turmeric was less effective than neem extract especially at 1000 and 500 mug/g application rates.

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology (Pakistan)

ISSN : 0030-9923