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Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss Caused by <I> Callosobruchus maculatus </I>(F.) in Three Varieties of Cowpea Treated with Plant Oils

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Author(s): K.E. Law-Ogbomo

Journal: Journal of Entomology
ISSN 1812-5670

Volume: 4;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 194;
Date: 2007;
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Keywords: punctured grain | weight loss | Callosobruchus maculatus | Plant oils | mortality

ABSTRACT
1 admixed with cowpea grains in four replications. Each experimental unit had fifteen sexed adult insects. All the plant oil treatments recorded significantly high (p 1 grain was the most effective in reducing post harvest weight loss (0.1%). The Ife brown was more resistant to Callosobruchus infestation than Ife white and Kano white. A combination of rubber seed oil with Ife brown at the rate of 10 mL kg> 1 grain gave the most effective reduction in Callosobruchus population and damage.]]>
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