Insecticidal activity of Brassica alba mustard oil against lepidopteran pests Cydia pomonella (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), Dendrolimus pini (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae), and Spodoptera exigua (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
Edyta Konecka 1, A-D,F
Adam Kaznowski 1, A,E-F
Damian Tomkowiak 1, B-C,F
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Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
Forest Protecting Unit Łopuchówko, General Directorate of State Forest, Murowana Goślina, Poland
A - Research concept and design; B - Collection and/or assembly of data; C - Data analysis and interpretation; D - Writing the article; E - Critical revision of the article; F - Final approval of article
Submission date: 2017-12-11
Acceptance date: 2018-01-31
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Edyta Konecka   

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland, Umultowska 89, 61-614 Poznań, Poland
Journal of Plant Protection Research 2018;58(2):206-209
Abstract Our research provides novel information concerning the insecticidal activity of Brassica alba mustard oil applied to the intestinal track with insect diet against pests from order Lepidoptera: Cydia pomonella, Dendrolimus pini, and Spodoptera exigua. The LC50 value of the oil against C. pomonella was 0.422 mg/ml. LC50 of the plant oil against D. pini was 11.74 mg/ml. LC50 of the botanical product against S. exigua was 11.66 mg/ml. The plant substance was most active against C. pomonella in comparison with D. pini and S. exigua. The LC50 values of the oil against D. pini and S. exigua were similar. The plant oil exhibited high insecticidal activity against pests from order Lepidoptera and may pretend to be an effective biopesticide.
The authors have declared that no conflict of interests exist.
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