Premium Effects of plant extracts on the feeding behaviour of the slug Arion lusitanicusPremium
annals of applied biology
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
Summary Methanol extracts of the plants Geranium robertianum, Lepidium sativum, Origanum vulgare, Salvia officinalis, Salvia pratensis, Saponaha officinalis, Thymus vulgaris, Trifolium repens and Valerianella locusta were produced and applied to cotyledons of 6–8 days old rape seedlings to investigate whether they can influence the feeding of the slug Arion lusitanicus on young rape. All plant extracts appeared to reduce slug feeding on rape to some extent, but only the extracts of Saponaria officinalis and V. locusta significantly deterred A. lusitanicus from feeding. The small effects of some extracts may be due to a poor extraction efficiency or an insufficient feeding inhibition capacity of these extracts.
Subject(s)biology , botany , ecology , flea beetle , officinalis , slug
SCImago Journal Rank0.677
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