Efficacy of Piper nigrum and Cuminum cyminum Seed Powders against Callosobruchus chinensis L.


  • Semigga Wilberforce Luwero District Local Government, P O Box 68, Luwero
  • Surajit Kalita Directorate of Research (Agri), Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat 785013, Assam




Callosobruchus chinensis, green gram, Piper nigrum, Cuminum cyminum, seed powders, efficacy, oviposition deterrent, ovicidal, adult mortality, bioactive compounds, LC50


Evaluation of efficacy of black pepper (Piper nigrum L.) and cumin (Cuminum cyminum L.) seed powder against Callosobruchus chinensis L. infesting green gram revealed a dose-dependent adult mortality and a positive correlation with period of exposure. A complete adult mortality was observed with P. nigrum seed powder @ 1 g/100 g seed as against 60% adult mortality with C. cyminum at 72 hr after treatment (HAT). The LC50 values of P. nigrum and C. cyminum seed powders were observed as 0.16 and 1.47 g/100 g of seed at 48 HAT. Both P. nigrum and C. cyminum seed powders showed strong ovicidal properties, and affecting the adult emergence to an extent of 0 and 6% when used @ 10 g/ 100 g seed as against 90-91% in untreated control.


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Wilberforce, S., & Kalita, S. (2023). Efficacy of <i>Piper nigrum</i> and <i>Cuminum cyminum</i> Seed Powders against <i>Callosobruchus chinensis</i> L. Indian Journal of Entomology, 85(4), 973–976. https://doi.org/10.55446/IJE.2022.786



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