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Legume Research, volume 42 issue 3 (june 2019) : 392-398

Detrimental effect and GC-MS analysis of some plant oils against Polyphagous pests Spodoptera litura and Spilarctia obliqua

Preeti Sharma, Neeta Gaur
1Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar-263 145, Uttarakhand, India.
  • Submitted20-03-2017|

  • Accepted13-09-2017|

  • First Online 20-01-2018|

  • doi 10.18805/LR-3870

Cite article:- Sharma Preeti, Gaur Neeta (2018). Detrimental effect and GC-MS analysis of some plant oils against Polyphagous pests Spodoptera litura and Spilarctia obliqua. Legume Research. 42(3): 392-398. doi: 10.18805/LR-3870.
Four plant oils at the concentrations of 2.5, 5 and 10% viz.; Jatropha, (Jatropha curcas) Ocimum, (Ocimum grattisimum) Kapoor, (Cinnamomum camphora) Lantana, (Lantana camara) were tested for the growth regulatory activities against 8 day old larvae of S. litura and S. obliqua larvae and plant oil composition testing by GC-MS analysis for selected oils. Among four oils J. curcas (10%) showed better results for both the insects while least effective were L. camara (2.5%) and C. camphora (2.5%) for S. litua and S. obliqua larvae respectively. J. curcas (10%) also showed highest terminal larval mortality followed by C. camphora > O. grattisimum > L camara for mentioned insects. The analysis of plant oils revealed the presence of over 43 compounds, contributed to 99.16, 92.78 and 94.97 % of the total tested oils (J. curcas, O. grattisimum and C. camphora) respectively. In tested oils by GC-MS analysis among other compounds in highest quantity terpenoids were found. These plant secondary metabolites can be the responsible factor for effect of plant oils against insect-pest growth and development or as plant based insecticides.
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