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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