Safe and eco-friendly pest management techniques against lesser grain borer (Rhyzopertha dominica Fab.) under in vitro condition
Rajat Deshwal, PK Gupta, Visvash Vaibhav, Nitin Kumar and Ankit Kumar
The present investigations entitled “Studies on biology and eco-friendly management of lesser grain borer (Rhyzopertha dominica Fab.) under laboratory conditions” in Eastern part of Uttar Pradesh” was carried out at Students’ Instructional Farm of Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology, Kumarganj, Faizabad during Rabi, 2015. revealed that the Nine protectants including control (untreated) viz.. Neem oil, Mentha leaf powder, Neem cake and Neem dry leaf powder and Deltamethrin were evaluated as seed protectant, all the protectants were found effective over untreated for control of 3 months of storage and Deltamethrin 40.0 mg seed was observed the best (0.33% damage) and followed neem oil (1% damage). 6 months of storage and Deltamethrin40.0 mg seed was observed the best (1.33% damage) and fallowed neem oil (2% damage).