New control methods are necessary for stored grain pest management programs due to both the widespread problems of insecticide-resistance populations and the increasing concerns of consumers regarding pesticide residues in food products. Ribeiro (2013) carried out an experiment to assess the bioactivity of extracts of Annona mucosa (Annonaceae) for control Sitophilus zeamaus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a major pest of stored maize in Brazil. Petri dishes containing 10g of corn were treated with extracts prepared with different parts of Annona mucosa (seeds, leaves and branches) or just water (control) were completely randomized with 10 replicates. Then 20 animals adults were placed in each Petri dish and the numbers of emerged insects (progeny) after 60 days were recorded.
tibble with 40 observations and 2
extract: Factor indicating the extrated used in the
ninsect: Number of emerged insects.
Ribeiro, L. P., J. D. Vendramim, K. U. Bicalho, M. S. Andrade, J. B. Fernandes, R. A. Moral, and C. G. B. Demetrio (2013). Annona mucosa Jacq. (Annonaceae): A promising source of bioactive compounds against Sitophilus zeamais Mots. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Journal of Stored Products Research, 55, 6-14.
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