Toxicity and oviposition deterrency of cashew nut shell liquid (CNSL) on pulse beetle in blackgram seeds
Cashew nut shell liquid (CNSL) a by product of cashew industry was an effective control of pulse beetle in blackgram seeds. The liquid had both a toxic and oviposition deterrence effect at a dosage of 4 ml kg−1 of seed, as it caused low adult emergence, egg laying and percentage seed infestation. In addition the germination and seedling vigour of treated seeds were not affected during storage.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: April 1, 2008
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