Eco-Friendly Nanoemulsion Formulation of <em>Mentha piperita</em> Against Stored Product Pest <em>Sitophilus oryzae</em> | OMICS International| Abstract
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  • Research Article   
  • Adv Crop Sci Tech 2018, Vol 6(6): 404
  • DOI: 10.4172/2329-8863.1000404

Eco-Friendly Nanoemulsion Formulation of Mentha piperita Against Stored Product Pest Sitophilus oryzae

Magdy A Massoud1, Manal M Adel2*, Osman A Zaghloul1, Magdy IE Mohamed3 and Khaled H Abdel-Rheim3
1Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture-Saba Basha, Alexandria University, Egypt
2Department of pests and plant protection, National Research Center, Cairo, Egypt
3Department of Stored Products and Grains Pests, Plant Protection Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center, Sabahia, Alexandria, Egypt
*Corresponding Author : Manal M Adel, Department of pests and plant protection, National Research Center, Cairo, Egypt, Tel: 01224214021, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Oct 16, 2018 / Accepted Date: Nov 26, 2018 / Published Date: Dec 04, 2018


Mentha piperita concentrations based on LC50 were estimated against Rice weevil, Sitophilus oryzae the results indicated that an increase in the insecticidal effect of M. piperita essential oil against the insect species when formulated as a nano-emulsion the highest and fastest toxic effect were observed with M. piperita (4%) nanoemulsion via thin film residue method and treatment with wheat grains method, because of smaller particle size and increase biological activity due to increased surface area of emulsion droplets therefore more opportunity of the formulation to come in contact with the target insect. The nano-emulsion formulations of M. piperita essential oil containing surfactants were successfully created via the high-energy emulsification method. The formulation provided a nano particle-size, with the smallest size being 43.55 nm. The results concluded that M. piperita nanoemulsions may be used as an alternative for the control of other stored-product insect pests. They have the advantage of promising insecticidal activity and being eco-friendly and less toxic than synthetic pesticides.

Keywords: Rice weevil; Sitophilus oryzae; Mentha piperita L.; Nano formulation; EO nano-emulsion

Citation: Massoud MA, Adel MM, Zaghloul OA, Mohamed MIE, Abdel-Rheim KH (2018) Eco-Friendly Nanoemulsion Formulation of Mentha piperita Against Stored Product Pest Sitophilus oryzae. Adv Crop Sci Tech 6: 404. Doi: 10.4172/2329-8863.1000404

Copyright: © 2018 Massoud MA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.