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ISSN: 2320-964X (Online) 

ISSN: 2320-7817  (Print)

Type - Quarterly 



Original Article

   Year 2013 |  Vol. 1 | Issue 1 | Page Nos. 71-75


Plant Weeds Parthenium hysterophorus and Ageratina adenophora for Fall Armyworm Control

Wasu Yogesh H1, Gawande Deepali M1 and Patil Sachin P2.

1Dept. of Zoology, Science Senior College, Shahada, Dist. Nandurbar- 425409, India

2Dept. of Chemistry, Science Senior College, Shahada, Dist. Nandurbar- 425409, India

Corresponding author: Dr. Yogesh H Wasu, Head Dept. of Zoology, Science Senior College,

Shahada, (425409) India. Contact: +91 9822442091


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The locally available plant weeds Parthenium hysterophorus and Ageratina adenophora were used for the sustainable agricultural practices of insect control; for polyphagus cash crop pest Spodoptera frugiperda (Family: Noctuidae) in laboratory conditions. In present investigation Antifeedant, Larvicidal and deformed growth at different concentrations of methanolic crude plant extracts were studied. The LC50 value for methanolic extract of P. hysterophorus and A. adenophora for 72 hours of exposure against fifth instar larvae were 5.92% & 7.82% and LC90 values were 8.14% & 8.96% respectively. Antifeedant activity of P. hysterophorus was more than A. adenophora against Fall Armyworm. Both plants extract exposure showed deformities in larval, pupal and adult stage of the Fall Armyworm. P. hysterophorus and A. adenophora both have potential Antifeedant, Larvicidal and growth inhibiting activity against Spodoptera frugiperda.