Field Evaluation of New Botanical Insecticide Based on Date Oil Against Domint Mulberry Whitefly, Aleuroclava jasmini Senso Lato in Tehran

Zeynab Keykhosravi1,*, Alireza Farokhi2, Maryam Negahban3, Mohammad Bashiri4,
Mahbobeh Mousavi
1, Hosein Bateni Shalmani4

1Green Area Reserch and Advisory center Area 17 Tehran, Iran.
2Municipality of Shahrdari District 17 Tehran, Iran.
3Department of pesticides, Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection.
Municipality of Shahrdari District 8 Tehran, Iran

Over the past few years, dominant mulberry whitefly, Aleuroclava jasmini senso lato (Hem: Aleyrodidae) has become a major pest of Tehran green space. The use of synthetic pesticides is the most common method for controlling this pest. Because of the high capacity of fecundity and daily increasing whitefly’s populations, studies for toxicity of newer pesticides are necessary.In this research,contact toxicity of new botanical pesticide (Liko®) based on palm oil and biodegradable polymers was examined against the pest and compared with a conventional pesticide (APPLAUD 40%) in the field condition. Efficacy (%) was estimated by Henderson-Tilton formula. Using Liko, after seven days the population of A.jasmini (91.35%) were decreased more than APPLAUD (65.9) .Therefore, it is time to focus green chemistry processes and commercialization of natural products as green pesticides on the way to the expansion and application of oils by highly developed formulation technologies.

Keywords: Botanical pesticide, Liko, White fly

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