Authors : T. S. Patil* S. B. Nikalje and G. S. Jadhav
Page Nos : 41-46
The present study carried out to investigate insecticidal efficiency of commonly used plant leaf extract that is pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo) against commonly found stored grain pests Sitophilus oryzae and Tribolium castaneum. The extract shows the insecticidal activity against the both pests. The results reveal that the plants extracts have effect on first day of treatment and as number of days increased the % mortality also highly increased. The result also revealed that this extract strongly repels T. castaneum and S. oryzae even at low concentration, but its repellency was more marked towards T. castaneum.