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dc.contributor.authorHassanali, Ahmed
dc.contributor.authorObeng-Ofori, D.
dc.contributor.authorReichmuth, Ch.
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-01T06:01:04Z
dc.date.available2014-03-01T06:01:04Z
dc.date.issued1997
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Pest Management Volume 43, Issue 1, 1997en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/9139
dc.descriptionDOI:10.1080/096708797229040en_US
dc.description.abstractToxicity and protectant potential of eugenol against Sitophilus granarius, Sitophilus zeamais, Tribolium castaneum and Prostephanus truncatus was investigated in the laboratory using contact toxicity, grain treatment and repellency assays. Eugenol applied topically, impregnated on filter papers, whole grains or glass pebbles was highly toxic to all the four species. Beetle mortality was dosage-dependent. Eugenol was more effective on grain than on filter paper discs since the lowest dosage of 1 mul/kg of grain killed all the beetles within 24 h. The effectiveness of eugenol was significantly reduced by the length of storage after application. For grains bioassayed after 10 days of storage following treatment mortality decresed to less than 30% even with the highest dose of 10mul/kg. Eugenol was also highly repellent to the four beetle species tested with overall repellency in the range of 80- 100%. Development of eggs and immature stages inside grain kernels was completely inhibited by eugenol treatment.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.subjectColeopteraen_US
dc.subjectSitophilus Granariusen_US
dc.subjectSitophilus Zeamaisen_US
dc.subjectTribolium Castaneumen_US
dc.subjectProstephanus Truncatusen_US
dc.subjectToxicityen_US
dc.subjectRepellencyen_US
dc.subjectOcimum Suaveen_US
dc.subjectEugenol Essential Oilen_US
dc.titleBioactivity of eugenol, a major component of essential oil of Ocimum suave (Wild.) against four species of stored-product Coleopteraen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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