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Table 1 Mortality (%) of Cryptolestes ferrugineus in various commodities treated with DE, DEBBM and Beauveria bassiana applied sole or in combination

From: Aptness of entomogenus fungi with diatomaceous earth against various stored grain insect pests

Exposure Interval days Commodity Mortality % at concentrations of B. bassiana (conidia kg−1), DE/DEBBM (mg/kg)
1.5 × 108/0/0 1.5 × 1010/0/0 0/150/0 0/0/50 1.5 × 108/150/0 1.5 × 1010/150/0 1.5 × 108/0/50 1.5 × 1010/0/50
7 Maize 26.23a 51.64b–d 45.45bc 60.26c–e 42.10ab 66.29ab 56.30b–e 74.21e
  Rice 31.11a 57.54b–d 53.36a–c 61.32cd 44.19ab 73.15d 61.30b–d 77.18d
  Wheat 35.12a 68.26b–d 53.18bc 71.02cd 48.14ab 75.37d 64.20b–d 77.12d
14 Maize 42.16a 61.59a–d 53.28a–c 72.32c–e 50.36ab 81.40de 66.10b–d 91.18e
  Rice 48.26a 68.20a–c 63.21a–c 77.52cd 56.36ab 88.13de 69.20b–d 97.35e
  Wheat 53.15a 72.57b–d 62.21a–c 81.25cd 60.31ab 93.34de 74.16b–d 100.00e
21 Maize 56.24a 73.23a–c 61.16ab 76.26b–d 61.29ab 86.22cd 73.13a–c 97.55d
  Rice 62.25a 77.67a–c 71.37ab 83.27b–d 66.43ab 93.14cd 77.15a–c 100.00d
  Wheat 69.26a 80.63ab 72.35ab 86.22bc 71.24a 100.00c 80.33ab 100.00c
  1. Similar lettering within rows are not significantly different @ p < 0.05