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Table 3 Mortality (%) of Tribolium castaneum 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 16.22a 38.14bc 32.30a–c 45.34 cd 26.35ab 47.39cd 34.19bc 56.31d
  Rice 22.68a 41.43a–c 37.31a–c 49.34b–d 31.34ab 54.55cd 40.36a–c 64.28d
  Wheat 25.28a 47.34bc 42.25a–c 53.25 cd 34.79ab 56.12cd 45.41bc 68.12d
14 Maize 29.38a 52.20cd 42.91a–c 55.23c–e 34.40ab 65.41de 48.13b–d 71.18e
  Rice 32.52a 54.41b–d 47.15bc 62.01c–e 38.25ab 68.34de 53.15b–d 73.48e
  Wheat 37.53a 59.38b–d 55.43a–c 63.13cd 46.21ab 74.13de 53.43bc 83.33e
21 Maize 35.43a 61.11b–d 54.32a–c 66.19cd 45.25ab 74.81de 60.25b–d 88.20e
  Rice 43.55a 63.58bc 56.50ab 75.59cd 51.33ab 84.35de 65.41b–d 93.33e
  Wheat 48.23a 68.35bc 61.33a–c 78.25cd 56.35ab 87.35de 73.38b–d 100.00e
  1. Similar letters within rows is not significantly different @ p < 0.05