International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences

International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences


International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 4
Eco-friendly management of lesser grain borer Rhizopertha dominica (F) in cereal grains

V Ramalakshmi, Lipsa Dash, Deepayan Padhy

Lesser grain borer, Rhizopertha dominica (F). is a serious pest of stored wheat and distributed in all the countries of the world? It is a very destructive pest of wheat, buckwheat, rice, maize, sorghum, barley, rye, millets etc. Both the adults and grubs of R. dominica cause serious damage to the grains by feeding inside them and reducing them to more shells with many irregulars’ holes. Presently, insect manage procedures mostly rely on synthetic insecticides and fumigants. Theses Insecticides have wide and unsystematic application causes natural imbalance opposition to insect, insect recovery and epidemic of secondary insect and creates Phytotoxicity. Insecticide residues in diet and nourish. Furthermore, non-stop use of insecticides is harmful for insect pollinators, biological agent like different Predators, parasitoids and also causes the ecological contamination. Owing to these drawbacks, substitute and safe approaches for management of lesser grain borer by using plants products, essential oils, animal products and entmopathogenic fungi has been reviewed.
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How to cite this article:
V Ramalakshmi, Lipsa Dash, Deepayan Padhy. Eco-friendly management of lesser grain borer Rhizopertha dominica (F) in cereal grains. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2020; 2(4): 421-424.