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Research Article

In vitro Evaluation of Aqua Extracts of Some Botanicals against Maize Stem Borer, Busseola fusca F. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)

Tadele Shiberu*

College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, Department of Plant Sciences and Horticulture, Ambo University, Ethiopia

*Corresponding Author:
Tadele Shiberu
College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences
Department of Plant Sciences and Horticulture
Ambo University, P.O. Box 107, Ambo, Ethiopia
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: April 16, 2013; Accepted date: May 20, 2013; Published date: May 25, 2013

Citation: Shiberu T (2013) In vitro Evaluation of Aqua Extracts of Some Botanicals against Maize Stem Borer, Busseola fusca F. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). J Plant Pathol Microb 4:179. doi:10.4172/2157-7471.1000179

Copyright: © 2013 Shiberu T. 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.


The present study was conducted to determine the comparative efficacy and bioactivity of aqueous extracts of four botanicals (leaf, root bark, flower) under in vitro condition. Cypermethrin 1% G was used as standard check and untreated control against maize stem borer in maize (Zea mays L.), during 2012 at Ambo Plant Protection Research Center, Ethiopia. The treatments were aqueous leaf extract of Nicotiana spp. L. and Cymbopogon citratus, root bark aqueous extract of Securidaca longepedunculata F., and flower extract of Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium at 5% concentration. The cumulative data revealed that the standard check-Cypermethrin 1% G at rate of 0.3 kg/ hectare recorded significantly higher mean percent mortality of maize stem borer, Busseola fusca, over all the other treatments. Among the botanical extracts, C. cinerariaefolium and C. citrates 5% concentration was recorded higher efficacy mean mortality (75 and 58.33), respectively, against B. fusca within three days, and found to be at par with some of the other botanical extracts. The Nicotiana spp. leaf extracts and S. longepedunculata root bark extract showed significantly lower efficacy mean mortality.


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