ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Toxicity and Joint action of some insecticides against Rhyzopertha dominica in wheat grain
Amany Hamza 1  
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Pesticides Chemistry and Toxicology Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Kafr-EL-Sheikh University, Kafr-EL-Sheikh, Egypt
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Department of Stored Products Pests, Sakha Branch of Plant Protection Research Institute, Agricultural Research Centre, Giza, Egypt
Submission date: 2017-11-23
Acceptance date: 2018-01-10
 
Journal of Plant Protection Research 2018;58(2):192–201
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The concerns with food quality and environmental protection have caused the search for effective and safe insect control measures. This study was carried out to evaluate the efficacy of some insecticides (malathion, alpha-cypermethrin, lambada-cyhalothrin and clove oil) alone in combinations to protect wheat grain against Rhyzopertha dominica with respect to adults’ mortality, progeny emergence and weight loss of treated grain. The results revealed that, the tested insecticides alone showed high efficiency against Rhyzopertha dominica insect with respect to mortality, progeny of the adults and weight losses of wheat grain. Alpha-cypermethrin was the most effective insecticide against Rhyzopertha dominica followed by lambada-cyhalothrin, malathion and clove oil, respectively. On the other hand, mixing of lambada- cyhalothrin and clove oil with the most effective insecticide (alpha-cypermethrin) enhanced its efficacy against Rhyzopertha dominica more than using it alone with respect to against Rhyzopertha dominica mortality and progeny of the adults. However, the mixing alpha-cypermethrin with malathion reduced the efficacy alpha-cypermethrin and in the same time increased the efficacy of malathion with respect to against Rhyzopertha dominica mortality and progeny of the treated adults. Insecticides combinations at different mixing ratios reduced the grain losses higher than using it alone except for malathion. Mixing chemical insecticides with low concentrations may offer a solution or an answer to low levels of environmental pollution, risk to human health and insect resistance.
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Amany Hamza   
Pesticides Chemistry and Toxicology Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Kafr-EL-Sheikh University, Kafr-EL-Sheikh, Egypt
 
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