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Insecticidal Effect of Beauveria Bassiana and Paecilomyces fumosoroseus alone and in Combination with Diatomaceous Earth Against Rice Weevil (Sitophilus oryzae) and Red Flour Beetle (Tribolium castaneum)

Ramaswamy, K. and Vijayarangan, N. and Krishnaiah, H. E. (2009) Insecticidal Effect of Beauveria Bassiana and Paecilomyces fumosoroseus alone and in Combination with Diatomaceous Earth Against Rice Weevil (Sitophilus oryzae) and Red Flour Beetle (Tribolium castaneum). Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology, 3 (2). pp. 637-642.

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Abstract

The virulence {bioassay tests) of two fungal entomopathogens such as Beauveria bassiana and Paecilomyces fumosoroseus alone and in combination with 250 and 500 ppm of Diatomaceous earth (DE) was evaluated at laboratory scale. The results demonstrate that 50% relative humidity (RH) is more suitable to kill the insects than at 70% RH. Further, combined in inocu1ation treatments of both entomopathogenic fungi under test, along with higher doses of DE (500 ppm), recorded greater mortality than any other treatments followed by combined treatments of DE at 250 ppm. Nevertheless, the control treatments have recorded from 10-18% mortality. Although higher % mortality was observed with single treatment of Beauveria bassiana and Paecilomyces fumosoroseus over controls, greater differences were not observed compared to combined treatment of Beauveria bassiana with 250 ppm of DE. However. simultaneous use of DE with the fungus resulted an additive effect. Therefore, from the practical point of view, this substance {DE} is very good alternative to traditional insecticides.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Entomopathogens, Diatomaceous earth (DEI. Bioassay, Relative humidity (RH). Stored product insects and Percent mortality
Subjects: 500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 04 Chemistry and Allied Sciences > 26 Pesticide Chemistry
500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 07 Life Sciences > 04 Microbiology > 04 Fungi
Divisions: Food Protectants and Infestation Control
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2017 12:36
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2017 12:36
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/12608

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