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Ocimum sanctum seeds for mosquito control.

Hasan, S. B. and Deo, P. S. (1994) Ocimum sanctum seeds for mosquito control. International Pest Control, 36 (1). pp. 20-21.

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Abstract

Seeds of Ocimum Sanctum, popularly called Tulsi in India, were found effective in the control of mosquito larvae. In water, the seeds exude a mucilaginous substance to which larvae become attached firmly, through the mouth parts, and die. One kilogram of Tulsi seed has the capacity to bind 3-4 million 4th instar larvae of Culex faligens. The method maybe effective for control in small tanks, ponds and ditches.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Seeds Ocimum Saanctum mosquito control
Subjects: 600 Technology > 03 Agriculture > 04 Medicinal Plants
600 Technology > 03 Agriculture > 05 Insect/Pest Control
Divisions: Food Protectants and Infestation Control
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2017 10:52
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2017 10:52
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/2406

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