International Journal of Entomology Research

International Journal of Entomology Research


International Journal of Entomology Research
International Journal of Entomology Research
Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2020)

The Impact of Entomopathogenic fungi on the Mortality rate of Rhyzopertha dominica (F.) on wheat grains under in laboratory condition


Abdul Mannan Hamzah, Mansoor ul Hassan, Ata ul Mohsin, Salman Ghuffar, Nasir Mehmood, Abdul Qadir, Khalid Mehmood, Muhammad Sajid Qureshi, Ehsan ul Haq, Hafiz Muhammad Asadullah, Muhammad Zeshan Ahmed

Effectiveness of two entomopathogenic fungi, Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) and Metarhizium anisopliae (Metschn.) against Rhyzopertha dominica was checked under in vitro condition. During the study, a homogenous culture of lesser grain borer was developed and tested under controlled lab conditions. Three concentrations (1×108, 5×107 and 25×106 CFU) of each fungus were used by spraying 50 gram of wheat in the combined and separate form at 30±2oC with 65±5% R.H. Pacer (R) (Metarhizium anisopliae) and RACER (TM) (Beauveria bassiana) commercially available product by Agri Life India were considered in this study. Mortality data were recorded at three exposure time intervals (5, 10 and 15 days). Research outcomes publicized that by increasing the concentration of fungi their efficacy was also increased.Moreover, in the combined application of (Beauveria bassiana+ Metarhizium anisopliae) gave the highest mortality percentage of Rhyzopertha dominica F. as compared to a single application.
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Abdul Mannan Hamzah, Mansoor ul Hassan, Ata ul Mohsin, Salman Ghuffar, Nasir Mehmood, Abdul Qadir, Khalid Mehmood, Muhammad Sajid Qureshi, Ehsan ul Haq, Hafiz Muhammad Asadullah, Muhammad Zeshan Ahmed. The Impact of Entomopathogenic fungi on the Mortality rate of Rhyzopertha dominica (F.) on wheat grains under in laboratory condition. International Journal of Entomology Research, Volume 5, Issue 3, 2020, Pages 65-68
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