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Publication date: 12.05.2017
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Ekaterina G. Fetyukhina , candidate of biological sciences
Science and Technology Center “Silicate Materials and Technologies” , Ульяновская обл
Natalya N. Karamysheva , candidate of biological sciences
Research and Innovation Center of Biotechnology and Microbiology , Ульяновская обл
Petr A. Yakovlev , candidate of biological sciences
Yakov B. Mordkovich , candidate of agricultural sciences
All-Russian Plant Quarantine Center , Московская обл

«Pest control in stored products using diatomaceous earth»

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In the All-Russian Plant Quarantine Center the DEBUZZZER, dried diatomite powder of light beige color, has been presented by the Diamix Company for official testing in order to obtain the state registration of the Ministry of Agriculture. This article presents the results of laboratory studies of the DEBUZZZER preparation based on the diatomite against pests of stocks while processing wheat grain. It also shows the effectiveness of the DEBUZZZER against adult species of grain and rice weevils, their total death occurred on the 6th and 14th days accordingly, and the weight loss was up to 50%. The authors present the susceptibility to this drug by the imago of large and small meal worm, which was used to process the grain, and it caused 100% mortality on the 6th and 14th days and a decrease in the weight of test objects by 41.8 and 60.6%, accordingly. The vital activity of the larvae of the yellow mealworm beetle has decreased as a result of weight loss by 41.8%. However, the larvae remained viable and developed till pupal stage and imago despite weight loss, and death was indicated in only 6.7% of the species. The DEBUZZZER diatom powder implementation was not effective enough against the larvae of two species of Trogodermaspp.: khapra beetle and warehouse beetle, their mortality was 11.7 and 3.3% on the 20th day, accordingly. According to the authors, more frequent processing of the stored products is necessary for successful pest control.