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Volume 2014, Article ID 705397, 5 pages
Research Article

Prospects for the Use of Pongamia pinnata Oil-Based Products against the Green Peach Aphid Myzus persicae (Sulzer) (Hemiptera: Aphididae)

1All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection, Podbelsky Shosse 3, St. Petersburg, Pushkin 196608, Russia
2Crop Research Institute, Drnovska 507, Ruzyne, 161 06 Prague 6, Czech Republic

Received 31 January 2014; Accepted 14 March 2014; Published 7 April 2014

Academic Editor: Nawal Kishore Dubey

Copyright © 2014 Elena A. Stepanycheva et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This study is devoted to an estimation of the action of preparations based on Pongamia pinnata oil on the life cycle (survival, fecundity) of green peach aphid Myzus persicae (Sulzer) (Hemiptera: Aphididae). The M. persicae is a widespread pest and damages more than 100 species of plants. All test formulations had aphicidal activity for M. persicae adults and larvae. Moreover, they possess prolonged action, exerting a negative influence on the offspring. The preparations differed in speed of onset of mortality. The single treatment with these formulations provides significant reduction in the number of aphids during the observation period, because of the efficiency rising in time.