Journal of Agricultural Science and Food Research

Journal of Agricultural Science and Food Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2593-9173


Gopal Das

Gopal Das


  • Research Article
    Inhibitory Effect of Buprofezin on the Progeny of Rice Weevil, Sitophilus oryzae L. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)
    Author(s): Gopal DasGopal Das

     The rice weevil Sitophilus oryzae (L.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), is an important pest of stored grains throughout the world. Different biopesticides and synthetic insecticides have been used for a long time to minimize the rice weevil infestation but their efficacy is not satisfactory yet. The climate and storage conditions are highly favorable for quick progeny which may be responsible for lower efficiency of insecticides and higher level of infestation. Insect growth regulators (IGRs) like buprofezin are the semi-synthetic insecticides, mimic the insectproduced hormones and don’t kill the insects directly but reduces pest populations by affecting mating behavior, reproduction, egg viability, pre and post embryonic development etc. Laboratory experiments were conducted from August to November 2012, to evaluate the efficacy of buprofezin on the mortality and the suppres.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-6202.1000140

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