Repellent activity of common spices against the rice weevil, Sitophilus zeamais Motsch (Coleoptera, Curculionidae)

Takahiro, Ishii and Matsuzawa, Haruo and Charles Santhanaraju Vairappan, (2010) Repellent activity of common spices against the rice weevil, Sitophilus zeamais Motsch (Coleoptera, Curculionidae). Journal Of Tropical Biology And Conservation, 7. pp. 75-80. ISSN 1823-3920


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Five essential oils and eight extracts of common spices were screened and evaluated for repellent activity against adults of the rice weevil, Sitophilus zeamais (Motsch.), using the modified filter paper impregnation method. Both extracts of cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) and essential oils of gingers, Etlingera elatior, E. pyramidosphaera and Zingiber officinale, showed strong repellent activity against S. zeamis at 20 mg/ml. Cinnamon methanol extract exhibited potent repellent activity at the concentration of 10 mg/ml. Extracts of turmeric (Curcuma longa) and black pepper (Piper nigrum) showed moderate repellent activity at 20 or 50 mg/ml. However, extracts of lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) and dry chili (Capsicum annuum) exhibited weak attractant activity. The findings from this research demonstrate the possible use of these spices as repellent of rice weevil in stored products.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bioassay, Essential oil, Repellency, Rice weevil, Sitophilus zeamais
Subjects: ?? QH77_T78J68 ??
Divisions: SCHOOL > Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2011 04:33
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2017 07:34

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