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Effectiveness of two diatomaceous earths (FossilShield® and SilicoSec®) against Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) infesting two maize varieties (CLH103 and SHABA) at storage


By: Fotso Tagne Gabriel, Tofel Haman Katamssadan, Nukenine Elias Nchiwan, Adler Cornel
  1. Department of Biological Sciences, University of Ngaoundere, Cameroon
  2. Department of Biological Sciences, University of Bamenda, Cameroon
  3. Julius Kühn-Institut, Institue for Ecological Chemistry, Plant Analysis and Stored Products Protection, Königin-Luise Str.19, D-14195 Berlin, Germany

Influence of maize varieties CLH103 and SHABA on the effectiveness of FossilShield® and SilicoSec® against Sitophilus zeamais was evaluated in laboratory. Each product was used at 0, 0.5, 1, 1.5 and 2 g/kg and four exposure periods (1, 3, 7 and 14 days) for adult mortality and F1 progeny production. Continue reading