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Farming and Management
Year : 2020, Volume : 5, Issue : 2
First page : ( 71) Last page : ( 74)
Print ISSN : 2455-4065. Online ISSN : 2456-8724.
Article DOI : 10.31830/2456-8724.2020.006

Potential of Strychnos nux-vomica leaf extract against mango leafhopper (Idioscopus clypealis)

Tari Vinaya1*, Patil Pandurang1, Kannan Karthik2

1Department of Environmental Science Ratnagiri Sub-centre, University of Mumbai, Ratnagiri, 415639, Maharashtra, India

2Center for Advanced Materials, Qatar University, P.O Box 2713, Doha, Qatar

*(e-mail : tarivinaya78@gmail.com)

Online published on 23 December, 2020.

Abstract

Strychnos nux-vomica has already proved for its insecticidal activity. The present study was conducted with an attempt to check the insecticidal activity against mango leafhopper. Three different solvents were used for preparation of extracts of Strychnos nux-vomica viz., petroleum ether, ethanol and ethyl alcohol. Insecticidal activity shows significant results i.e. p<0.05. Least Significant Difference (LSD) showed statistically significant difference in mortality for petroleum ether and ethanol & petroleum ether and ethyl acetate. Strychnos nux-vomica has proven potential for its effectiveness against Idioscopus clypealis Leth. It will be beneficial for the agricultural sector.

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Keywords

Idioscopus clypealis, Disc method, Insecticidal property, Strychnos nux-vomica.

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