Efficacy and Residual Activity of Some Plant Oils, Abamectin bio-insecticide and Their Mixtures Against Cowpea Seed Beetle, Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae)

Document Type : Original Article


1 Plant Protection Research Institute, Stored Products Department, Agriculture Research Center.

2 Faculty of science, Botany Department, Ain Shams University


study was carried out to evaluate toxicity, persistence, and biological effect
of Fenugreek, Ginseng oils, Abamectin and their mixtures. This evaluation was
conducted against Callosobruchus maculatus. Results showed that
Abamectin was the strongest material that still kills adults of C.
prevent egg laying and adult emergence till the end of the
storage period at Lc95. oils and mixtures reduced adult emergence to
varied periods. Mixing oils to Abamectin helping in using it without suffering
from the danger of its high concentration usage. All treatments were not affect
seed germination significantly.