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Efficacy of caffeine and garlic oil against rose-ringed parakeet on maize seeds in captive conditions

By: Asif Masih, Shahzad Ahmad, Farhat Jabeen, Tayyaba Sultana, Salma Sultana, Bilal Hussain, Sajid Yaqub, Sami Mubarik, Hammad Ahmad Khan, Qazi Adnan Ahmad, Rashida Kanwal

Key Words: Psittacula krameri, Garlic oil, Caffeine, Maize

Int. J. Biosci. 10(6), 101-107, June 2017.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/10.6.101-107

Abstract

Among various bird pests rose-ringed parakeet iscategorically the nastiest one that caused economic losses to crops and fruit orchards. Different mechanical and chemical repellents have been reported to manage these losses throughout the world. Present study was designed to probe the efficacy of caffeine and garlic oil against rose-ringed parakeet in captive conditions. It has been observed that consumption of maize seeds was (0.48±0.26) and (17.00±3.61) in trial and control groups respectively, which showed highly significant (P≤0.01) variance when maize seeds treated with garlic oil were provided to the caged parakeets. Similarly with caffeine treated maize seeds a highly significant difference (P≤0.01) was also observed among trial (5.70±0.44)and control (17.27±3.95)group. It showed that both chemicals showed better repellency against the caged parrots when treated seeds were provided.

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Efficacy of caffeine and garlic oil against rose-ringed parakeet on maize seeds in captive conditions

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Asif Masih, Shahzad Ahmad, Farhat Jabeen, Tayyaba Sultana, Salma Sultana, Bilal Hussain, Sajid Yaqub, Sami Mubarik, Hammad Ahmad Khan, Qazi Adnan Ahmad, Rashida Kanwal.
Efficacy of caffeine and garlic oil against rose-ringed parakeet on maize seeds in captive conditions.
Int. J. Biosci. 10(6), 101-107, June 2017.
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