Efficacy of different plant extracts against Brevicoryne brassicae and their effects on pollinators
Hafiza Javaria Ashraf, Asim Abbasi, Mehran Khan, Aqleem Abbas, Mubasher Hussain and Mazhar Hussain Ranjha
The present experiment was carried out to check the efficacy of different botanicals against brassica aphid. The tested botanicals were, neem seed extract, neem leaf extract, dathora seed extract, kaner leaf extract and aak leaf extract. Insecticide, advantage 20 EC served as the positive control in the experiment. Data was recorded before and after 1, 3 and 7 days of treatment application. The results of the experiment revealed that neem seed extract exhibited maximum mortality (48.42%) followed by dathora (45.54%) and kaner leaf extract (40.29%) after 7 days of treatment application. However minimum mortality i.e. 26.64% was observed in case of aak leaf extract. Advantage encountered maximum mortality i.e. 86.14%. All treatments caused maximum mortality after 7 days of treatment application. In case of pollinators maximum population reduction was observed in case of insecticide (74.29%) while minimum reduction was observed in neem leaf extract (11.57%). Hence it was concluded that unlike insecticides, plant based products can be a better option for regulating pests and conserving beneficial insect plants.
Hafiza Javaria Ashraf, Asim Abbasi, Mehran Khan, Aqleem Abbas, Mubasher Hussain and Mazhar Hussain Ranjha. Efficacy of different plant extracts against Brevicoryne brassicae and their effects on pollinators. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies. 2018; 6(5): 01-05.