Pesquisa Agropecuária Brasileira
Print version ISSN 0100-204X
RONDELLI, Vando Miossi et al. Association of castor bean oil with Beauveria bassiana for diamondback moth control. Pesq. agropec. bras. [online]. 2011, vol.46, n.2, pp. 212-214. ISSN 0100-204X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-204X2011000200014.
The objective of this work was to evaluate the efficiency, the stability, the application mode and the compatibility between castor bean oil and the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana, for diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella) control. In the first experiment, the efficiency, the stability after 70 days of storage, and the application mode of castor bean oil were evaluated. In the second one, the compatibility of castor bean oil with B. bassiana was evaluated. The insecticidal activity of the castor bean oil is unstable over time. The castor bean oil is compatible with B. bassiana against P. xylostella.
Keywords : Beauveria bassiana; Plutella xylostella; Ricinus communis; entomopathogenic fungus.