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Comparative effect of blue green algae extract and chemical pesticide in control of pest of Telfairia Occidentalis

 Department: Microbiology  
 By: usericon Ziggerzillion  

 Project ID: 7767
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Pesticides are highly toxic substances. Their toxicity may not completely eliminate the target organisms but may adversely affect some of the life processes of the non-target host plants. This research work was carried out in order to check is to compare the effect of a biopesticide made of agal extract with that of a synthetic pesticide (Adrin dust) pesticide in the control of pests of fluted pumpkins. This experiment was laid in a randomized complete block design. The effect of these treatments on insect control was evaluated, in terms of no days of germination, leaf length, leaf width, no of leaf and petiole length, all at two weeks after germination. Result showed that the blue green algal extract was effective in controlling the pest attacking the fluted pumpkin in the field, and also improved the morphological growth of the plant with an increase in concentration when compared with the chemical insecticide and the control. The no of days of germination was faster when compared with control, leaf length also showed a significant growth at 60% concentration. This was not so with the synthetic pesticide as the increase in the concentration of the insecticide, affected growth. The knowledge of the effectiveness of bio-pesticides can therefore be exploited for crop improvement and breeding purposes. ...
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