Studies on the effect of botanical insecticides on Selepa docilis Butl, Aphis caraccivera Koch & Psara basalis Walk

John VK Jimmy J      

Abstract

Today, there are a number of bio-pesticide plant extracts being marketed as insecticides. Bio-pesticides usually are inherently less harmful than conventional pesticides. They generally affect only the target pest and closely related organisms, in contrast to broad-spectrum conventional pesticides that may affect organisms as different as birds, insects, and mammals. They often are effective in very small quantities and often decompose quickly, there by resulting in lower exposures and largely avoiding the pollution problems caused by conventional pesticides. Generally, plant based compounds degrade rapidly reducing the risk of residues on food. Many of these products show wide windows of crop safety and resistance to these compounds is not developed as quickly as with synthetic pesticides due to multiple modes of action. Many plant extracts used as insecticides are fast acting, quickly inhibiting insect feeding and additional crop damage. And because they act on the insect’s gut and rapidly decompose in the environment, many plant extract insecticides are more selective to insect targets and safer to beneficial insects. The main objective of our  study was to compare the effect of different botanical extracts and make better substitutes for the biopesticides, thus reducing the risk of spreading diseases after exposure to the plant extracts of same family Here in this study, the toxicity tests were conducted to evaluate the effect of five botanical insecticides- Azadirachtin, Nicotine, Menthol, Allicin & Piperine. The modes of action of these botanicals as insecticides are somewhat different.


MS Received Date:   2016-01-27  MS Accepted Date:  2016-02-13  MS Published Date:  2016-02-23
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John VK, Jimmy J. "Studies on the effect of botanical insecticides on Selepa docilis Butl, Aphis caraccivera Koch & Psara basalis Walk" Journal of Zoology Studies 2.6 (2015): 23-32.
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John, VK., Jimmy, J. (2015). Studies on the effect of botanical insecticides on Selepa docilis Butl, Aphis caraccivera Koch & Psara basalis Walk. Journal of Zoology Studies, 2(6), 23-32.
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