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Volume 1 Issue 6

 

FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF PESTS.

Author: Nafiu B. Sanda & Mustapha Sunusi

 

Abstract: Biological control is the use of non-chemical and environmentally friendly methods of controlling insect pests and diseases by the action of natural control agents. In recent decades, the increase use of biological control is due to its safety, species specific and long-term action on the target pests. Unlike chemical method, which kills non target species, cause detrimental health effects to human beings and pollute environment. This paper is designed to cover major aspects of biological control of pests with emphasis on different strategies employed for any successful control program in farms, green houses, garden and forests.................Read more

 

PERFORMANCE OF PROBIOTICS: AN ALTERNATIVE TO ANTIBIOTIC IN BROILER PRODUCTION.

Authors: B M S Hossain, Vet DR. A S M S Hossain Potuakhaliand & Dr. Raihan Ali

 

Abstract: During the last 5 to 6 decades antibiotics have been used in an increasing amount in the field of poultry production. Antibiotics are used for treatments and as growth promoters. Now-a-days there is an increasing demand to produce antibiotic free poultry and livestock. For this purpose in my experiment the chickens were fed Probiotics at the first day before providing them any feed. In the case of Probiotics (T1) treatment the Probiotics mixed water at a dose one gram (2x 109 CFU/gm) probiotic powder withfour litter water were provided to them for eight hours at the first day. Then from the 2nd day to the 8thday they wereprovided................Read more

 

MANURING AND IRRIGATION EFFECT ON GROWTH, FLOWERING, AND FRUITING OF DRAGON FRUIT (HYLOCEREUS UNDATUS HAW) IN BANGLADESH.

Author: Md. Masud Rana, Md. Abdur Rahim, Md. Fahad Jubayerand & 4Md. Nazmus Saqib

 

Abstract: Two experiments were carried out at the BAU Germplasm Centre (GPC) of Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymen singh, Bangladesh during the period from September to December to find the effect of different types and doses of organic manures and irrigation on the growth, flowering, and fruiting of Dragon fruit. The first experiment consisted of two doses of each manures viz. paragon compost viz. 0.5 kg/plant, 1.0 kg/plant, cow dung viz. 5.0 kg/plant, 10.0 kg/plant and compost viz. 10.0 kg/plant, 20.0 kg/plant. The experiment was laid out in RCBD with five replications. Results revealed that the highest height..................Read more

 

LARVICIDAL POTENTIALITY OF THE BANDOTAN (AGERATUM CONYZOIDES) LEAVES FOR CONTROLLING THE THREE IMPORTANT SPECIES OF MOSQUITOES (AEDES AEGYPTI, CULEX QUINQUEFASCIATUS AND ANOPHELES MACULATUS).

Author: Wafi Ali Mohamed Massuod, Saleh Muhammed Raqib & Dr. Agung Budiharjo

 

Abstract: Mosquitoes transmit serious human diseases, causing millions of deaths every year. However, mosquito control is facing a threat due to the emergence of resistance to synthetic insecticides. With regard this issue insecticides of plant origin may serve as a promising alternative bio-control techniques .Consequently, the purpose of this study was to assess the larvicidal potentiality of Bandotan (Ageratum conyzoides), an annual herb with a long history of traditional medicinal uses in many countries in the world, for controlling three most important species of mosquitoes such as Aedes aegypti, Culex quinquefasciatus..................Read more