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Plants as potential repellent against oryzaephilus species

Abdul, Nurul Huda and Zakaria, Nor Hafizah and Ibrahim, Maizatul Akma (2019) Plants as potential repellent against oryzaephilus species. International Journal of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, 2 (3). pp. 243-268. E-ISSN 2651-4621

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Stored food pests are a perennial problem in storage facilities and retail stores where they infest and contaminate on a variety of products including grain products, dried fruits, nuts, seeds, dried meats, and in fact, almost all plant products that were used as human foods. The utilization of synthetic pesticides as the main strategy to control food pests has long attracted major concern due to the residue problems and adverse effects to consumers. In view of the above, there is an increasing extensive search for plant species that are showing insecticidal and repellent properties to eradicate these pests that feed on the stored products. These harmful pests include Oryzaephilus surinamensis Linnaeus which is the subject of this review. This review describes the biology of O. surinamensis L. and summarizes on the current state of the alternative methods using plant as a repellent to control this species and other stored product pests within the same niche.

Item Type: Article (Review)
Additional Information: 8105/77124
Uncontrolled Keywords: Oryzaephilus, pest, repellent, stored product
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Plant Science
Kulliyyah of Science
Depositing User: DR. NURUL HUDA ABDUL
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2019 23:28
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2020 22:21
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/77124

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