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)

Effect of plant extracts on egg deposition of fruit fly (Bactrocera Cucurbitae) on bitter gourd


hafiz safdar, Muhammad Farooq Nasir, Ata ul Mohsin, Muhammad Sajid Qureshi, Abdul Mannan Hamzah, Salman Ghuffar, Hafsa Anwar, Usama Shoukat, Qadeer Ahmad, Muhammad Abdullah Aziz

In the present study repellency of four plant extracts were studied against the egg deposition of fruit fly, Bactrocera cucurbate in field conditions. For preparation of extracts leaves of Azadirachta indica (Neem), seeds of Datura stramonium (Datura), fruits of Zingiber officinale (Ginger) and Allium sativum (Garlic) were use. Three concentrations (5%, 10% and 15%) of plant extracts were sprayed directly on the fruits of bitter gourd by hand sprayer on weekly basis. After three days of Spraying the plant extracts three infested fruits from each unit plot were picked and then placed in cages under laboratory conditions. Emerged pupae against each extract with each concentration were counted after ten days. Datura Extract (DE) was the most effective with 15% concentration as only (7.33± 0.95) pupae were emerged and the Ginger Extract (GE) was least effective as (10.58± 1.70) pupae were emerged at 15% concentration. Similarly, minimum pupal emergence was obtained by DE at 4th week of application and GE gave the least results. Keeping in all the view it is concluded that among all four extracts, Datura Extract (DE) gave the most promising results as compared to Garlic Extract (GAE) and Ginger extract (GE).
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hafiz safdar, Muhammad Farooq Nasir, Ata ul Mohsin, Muhammad Sajid Qureshi, Abdul Mannan Hamzah, Salman Ghuffar, Hafsa Anwar, Usama Shoukat, Qadeer Ahmad, Muhammad Abdullah Aziz. Effect of plant extracts on egg deposition of fruit fly (Bactrocera Cucurbitae) on bitter gourd. International Journal of Entomology Research, Volume 5, Issue 3, 2020, Pages 116-119
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