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Evaluation of pesticidal properties of Euphorbia tirucalli (Euphorbiaceae) against selected pests

Tedson Julius Mwine UGent (2011)
abstract
Euphorbia tirucalli L. (Euphorbiaceae) was evaluated against a number of pests to assess its pesticidal properties. Using various bioassays, it was established that its latex is effective against the bean aphid (Brevicoryne brassicae) and Anopheles mosquito larvae (Anopheles Gambiae and A. fenestus) as well as a number of nematodes. It, however, fell short of obtaining economic threshold levels with the diamond back moth (Plutella xylostella) and others like Purex spp. Its usefulness as a plant-based remedy was underscored but it was observed that a lot remains to be established like its toxicity to non-target organisms, its residual levels at harvest and long term effect to the environment among others, in order to allow public use and commercialization. Its potential as a plant-based pesticide was observed pending extraction of active ingredients from its latex.
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author
promoter
UGent
organization
alternative title
Evaluatie van pesticide-eigenschappen van Euphorbia tirucalli L. (Euphorbiaceae) op geselecteerde plagen
year
type
dissertation (monograph)
subject
keyword
tropical agriculture, Plant-based remedies, organic farming, Integrated pest management
pages
145 pages
publisher
Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
place of publication
Ghent, Belgium
defense location
Gent : Faculteit Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen (A0.030)
defense date
2011-02-07 16:30
ISBN
9789059894235
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
D1
additional info
dissertation consists of copyrighted materials
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1151169
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1151169
date created
2011-02-15 11:52:31
date last changed
2011-03-08 13:22:37
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  abstract     = {Euphorbia tirucalli L. (Euphorbiaceae) was evaluated against a number of pests to assess its pesticidal properties. Using various bioassays, it was established that its latex is effective against the bean aphid (Brevicoryne brassicae) and Anopheles mosquito larvae (Anopheles Gambiae and A. fenestus) as well as a number of nematodes. It, however, fell short of obtaining economic threshold levels with the diamond back moth (Plutella xylostella) and others like Purex spp.  Its usefulness as a plant-based remedy was underscored but it was observed that a lot remains to be established like its toxicity to non-target organisms, its residual levels at harvest and long term effect to the environment among others, in order to allow public use and commercialization. Its potential as a plant-based pesticide was observed pending extraction of active ingredients from its latex.},
  author       = {Mwine, Tedson Julius},
  isbn         = {9789059894235},
  keyword      = {tropical agriculture,Plant-based remedies,organic farming,Integrated pest management},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {145},
  publisher    = {Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering},
  school       = {Ghent University},
  title        = {Evaluation of pesticidal properties of Euphorbia tirucalli (Euphorbiaceae) against selected pests},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Mwine, Tedson Julius. 2011. “Evaluation of Pesticidal Properties of Euphorbia Tirucalli (Euphorbiaceae) Against Selected Pests”. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering.
APA
Mwine, T. J. (2011). Evaluation of pesticidal properties of Euphorbia tirucalli (Euphorbiaceae) against selected pests. Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent, Belgium.
Vancouver
1.
Mwine TJ. Evaluation of pesticidal properties of Euphorbia tirucalli (Euphorbiaceae) against selected pests. [Ghent, Belgium]: Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering; 2011.
MLA
Mwine, Tedson Julius. “Evaluation of Pesticidal Properties of Euphorbia Tirucalli (Euphorbiaceae) Against Selected Pests.” 2011 : n. pag. Print.