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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2014 | Volume: 17 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 272-276
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2014.272.276
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Evaluation of Chemical, Botanical and Cultural Managements of Termites Control

Jiregna Tasisa Dufera and Tena Gobena Fufa

The study was conducted at Bojdi Dirmaji District, Wollega Zone (Western Ethiopia) using Randomized Complete Block Design with three replications. Eight different treatments of chemical, botanical and cultural control methods independently and in combinations were evaluated to identify the most effective method which is environmentally sustainable and economically feasible in controlling the termite problems. The data were collected over 12 weeks and analysis of variance showed significant difference among the treatments for all parameters. Maesa lanceolata 100 g alone showed lower percent damage between 2-8 weeks (33.3%), later on after 9-12 weeks it become non significant and the destructed mound was recovered. Mound treated with Diazinon 60% EC at the rate of 25 and 20 mL alone and Diazinon 60% EC combination with queen removal at rate of 15 and 10 mL showed significant control overall the treatment. From the results of the study the lower rate of Diazinon 60% EC (10 mL per mound) and queen removal could be better option to manage the termite problem and could be more sustainable and integrated manner in the study area.
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How to cite this article:

Jiregna Tasisa Dufera and Tena Gobena Fufa, 2014. Evaluation of Chemical, Botanical and Cultural Managements of Termites Control. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 17: 272-276.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2014.272.276






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