Preservation of stored products is very important. Manufacturers prefer pesticides against pests that cause losses on these products. However, recent researches have revealed the negative effects of these chemicals in terms of environment and human health. Researchers have been turned to alternative methods in recent years to prevent this. Radiation techniques, one of these methods, have a sterilizing, growth-inhibiting, and lethal effect on the pests. Besides, these techniques have advantages, such as not causing resistance to pests and no residue on products.
In this study, adult individuals were exposed to radiation at different power and time with the intent to reveal the effect of microwave irradiation on Tribolium castaneum (Herbst, 1797) (Coleoptera: Tenebirionidae). In the trials, 5 values (120, 350, 460, 600, 700 watts) and 7 times (5, 10, 20, 40, 60, 80, 100 seconds) for microwave radiation were determined and applied. One hour after the trials were set up, live and dead individuals were counted and recorded. Considering the data obtained, it was determined that the amount of radiation and the duration of the application increased, and the deaths that occurred increased.
When the data obtained as a result of this study are examined, it is determined that microwave radiation, which is a physical control method, has a lethal effect on adult individuals of T. castaneum, and can be used as an alternative method to the intensively used chemical control.
: January 28, 2021
|APA||Karadağ, E , Kayahan, A . (2021). Mikrodalga Radyasyonun Un biti, Tribolium castaneum (Herbst, 1797) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)’a Etkisi . Bilecik Şeyh Edebali Üniversitesi Fen Bilimleri Dergisi , 8 (1) , 186-192 . DOI: 10.35193/bseufbd.870009|