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Effectiveness of allyl acetate as a fumigant against five stored grain beetle pests.

Rajendran, Somiahnadar and Muralidharan, Narasimhan (2005) Effectiveness of allyl acetate as a fumigant against five stored grain beetle pests. Pest Management Science, 61 (1). pp. 97-101. ISSN 1526-498X

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Abstract

Five esters, butyl acetate, allyl acetate, ethyl acetoacetate, isopropyl acetate and propyl acetate, were screened as fumigants in the laboratory for 24 h at 27 (+/-2) degrees C against the adults of Rhyzopertha dominica (F), Sitophilus oryzae (L) and Tribolium castaneum (Herbst). Of the compounds tested, allyl acetate was the most toxic, with LD(99) values of 7.56, 12.81 and 11.42 mg litre(-1) against R dominica, S oryzae and T castaneum, respectively. Tests with allyl acetate against mixed-age cultures of Cryptolestes ferrugineus (Stephens), Oryzaephilus surinamensis (L), R dominica, S oryzae and T castaneum revealed that doses of 50-150 mg litre(-1) with 24-120-h exposures were necessary to achieve 100% mortality of all life stages. Cryptolestes ferrugineus was the most tolerant insect tested, whilst R dominica was highly susceptible. The insect toxicity data indicates that allyl acetate has potential as a fumigant of stored food grains.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: allyl acetate; fumigation toxicity; beetle pests; population extinction
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 21 Cereals
600 Technology > 03 Agriculture > 05 Insect/Pest Control
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 22 Legumes-Pulses
Divisions: Food Protectants and Infestation Control
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2009 10:47
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2011 09:37
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/2011

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