Evaluation of Plant Powder/ Oil Against Pulse Beetle (Callosobruchus chinensis L.) on Green Gram


  • Sangita Limma Department of Entomology, Dr Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur 848 125, Bihar
  • Shiv Prakash Narayan Singh Department of Entomology, Dr Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur 848 125, Bihar
  • Mukesh Kumar Singh Department of Entomology, Dr Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur 848 125, Bihar




Callosobruchus chinenesis, green gram, botanicals, mustard oil, neem based treatment


Six plant powders viz. neem leaf powder, neem seed powder, neem cake powder, curry leaf powder, chili fruit powder and bael leaf powder each at 5 g/ kg and mustard oil at 5 ml/ kg of powder grains were evaluated for their effectiveness as grain protectants against Callosobruchus chinensis on green gram in storage. The results revealed that mustard oil and neem seed powder were more effective. The order of efficacy of remaining treatments was neem cake > neem leaf powder > curry leaf powder > chili fruit powder > bael leaf powder which were significantly superior over control. It was also found that treatments do not affect the germination of seeds.


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Limma, S., Prakash Narayan Singh, S., & Kumar Singh, M. (2023). Evaluation of Plant Powder/ Oil Against Pulse Beetle (<i>Callosobruchus chinensis</i> L.) on Green Gram. Indian Journal of Entomology, 86(2), 562–564. https://doi.org/10.55446/IJE.2023.812



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