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Donnish Journal of Agricultural Research

October 2014 Vol. 1(1), pp. 005-009

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Original Research Article


Determination of Rate of Insecticide (Ethiozinon 60 EC) Application on Mound for Controlling Termite at Finchaa Sugar Estate


Leul Mengistu, Samuel Tegene*, Mijena Bikila and Fikiru Birhanu

Ethiopian Sugar Corporation, Wonji Research and Training Directorate, P.O. Box 15 Wonji, Ethiopia.

Corresponding Author E-mail: sm4tegg@gmail.com

Accepted 16th October, 2014.



Abstract


A trial for determination of the rate of Ethiozinon 60% EC application on active mound was accomplished with the objective of identifying optimum and effective rate to treat mound and evaluating the combined control potential of the insecticide and queen removal practices for controlling termites at the Finchaa Sugar Estate. To meet this objective, field experiment consisting of 13 treatments was accomplished in three replications. Accordingly, Analysis of variance (ANOVA) showed there was highly significant (at p < 0.01) variation among the treatments in reducing termite population. Besides, the overall mean percent of efficacy data indicated that almost all plots receiving insecticide application except two treatments (Ethiozinon 60% EC @ 4.5 liters per hectare alone and in combination with queen removal practice) had showed better performance in controlling termite population and the efficacy of control ranged between 68 and 91 percent. Moreover, the final visual assessments of the termite mounds activity, particularly those received insecticides alone and in combination with queen removal has shown better control of the pest population and as a result no recovery of termite mound was observed. Therefore, the plantation can use two folds of the recommended insecticide rate (Ethiozinon 60% EC@ 4.5 liters per hectare) alone or in combination with queen removal practice in order to achieve successful control of termite in and around sugarcane fields of Finchaa Sugar Estate.

Keywords: Mound, termite, insecticide.

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Leul Mengistu, Samuel Tegene, Mijena Bikila and Fikiru Birhanu. Determination of Rate of Insecticide (Ethiozinon 60 EC) Application on Mound for Controlling Termite at Finchaa Sugar Estate. Donnish Journal of Agricultural Research 1(1) 2014 pp. 005-009.


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