Repellency potential of some botanicals against the maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais (Motschulsky, 1855) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in stored sorghum

Mohammed Suleiman, Costancia P. Rugumamu, Nasiru D. Ibrahim
  • Polish Journal of Entomology, March 2018, De Gruyter
  • DOI: 10.2478/pjen-2018-0007

Repellency of botanicals against S. zeamais

What is it about?

This paper reports how some botanicals in the form of leaf powder, methanolic and ethanolic extracts exhibited repellent actions against the maize weevils infesting sorghum grains. Findings of this study reveal that E. balsamifera, L. inermis, M. hirtus and S. obtusifolia were repellent against the weevil and could be used to protect sorghum grains against the insect infestations.

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