Evaluation of Seed and Fruit Powders of Capsicum annum and Capsicum frutescens for Control of Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) in Stored Cowpea and Sitophilus zeamais (Motsch) in Stored Maize

M. O. Oni


Capsicum annum and Capsicum frutescens fruit and seed powders were evaluated in the laboratory for the
control of Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) in stored cowpea and Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky in stored maize.
Capsicum frutescens seed powder and Capsicum annum seed powder dust were toxic to C. maculatus and
S .zeamais at the rate of 5.0g, 7.5g and 5.0g, per 50g cowpea and 50g maize within 48hrs and 96hrs respectively.
This paper highlights the potential of C. frutescens and C. annum seed powders as seed protectants against the
test bruhids at higher rates, than their ineffective fruit powders in all parameters assessed.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ijb.v3n2p185

International Journal of Biology   ISSN 1916-9671(Print)   ISSN 1916-968X  (Online)

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