A novel natural insecticide molecule for grain protection

  • Y. Rajashekar Department of Food Protectants and Infestation Control, Central Food Technological Research Institute, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Mysore-570 020, India.
  • T. Shivanandappa Department of Food Protectants and Infestation Control, Central Food Technological Research Institute, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Mysore-570 020, India. Email: tshivanandappa@yahoo.com

Abstract

We have isolated a novel bioactive molecule from the roots of Decalepis hamiltonii that shows insecticidal properties against the stored-product insects Sitophilus oryzae, Rhyzopertha dominica and Callosobruchus chinensis by contact bioassay (LC50: 0.033-0.044 mg/cm2). This compound proved effective as a grain protectant against stored product insects of wheat and green gram. The compound is a novel insecticidal molecule and a promising grain protectant of natural origin.

Keywords: Decalepis hamiltonii, Decaleside- I, Insecticidal activity, Stored-product, insect pests, Grain protection
Veröffentlicht
2010-09-20
Rubrik
Section: Residual Insecticides - Synthetic and Botanical