Field Trials using Cow Urine and Dung as Biopesticides against Sucking Bugs of Amaranthus Cruentus

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Year:
2014
Type of Publication:
Article
Keywords:
Amaranthus, Cow Urine, Cow Dung, Lambda-Cyhalothrin, Synthetic Pyrethroid
Authors:
Onunkun, O.
Journal:
IJRAS
Volume:
1
Number:
3
Pages:
167-171
Month:
May
ISSN:
2348-–3
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Abstract:
The effects of cow urine, cow dung as insecticide solutions and lambda-cyhalothrin were compared at different levels of concentrations on insect pests’ infestations in amaranthus. The experiment was a randomized complete block design with seven treatments and four replicates. The treatments include the following: urine+water (1:1), urine+water (1:1), urine+water (1:1), dung+water (1:1), dung+water (1:1) and synthetic pyrethroid, lambda-cyhalothrin (5 mls per litre). The results showed the treatments performed significantly better than the control in plant growth parameters of plant height and number of leaves. The three urine treatments were most effective in enhancing the growth of amaranthus. The treatment, urine+water (1:1), was the most effective insecticide solution in the management of the three sucking bugs under investigation. The insecticide solutions were not as effective as the synthetic insecticide.
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