Carbofuran, as Furadan 5G, Tested as an Oil Palm Nursery Insecticide

  • A. Nantwi
  • I. K. Adjei-Maafo
  • S. K. Dery


In an experiment to test the efficiency of carbofuran, as furadan 5G, as an oil palm nursery insecticide, its rate of application is recommended at 1.5 g furadan 5G per plant, which had no adverse physiological effects on seedlings. The number of mealybugs/plant was reduced by between 58 and 95% with increasing application of carbofuran, and the percentage of transplantable seedlings increased by about 6%. The percentage of stunted seedlings decreased with decreasing numbers of mealybugs. Major nursery pests identified were Temnoschoita quadrimaculata and mealybugs (Pseudococous sp.). Minor pests identified were Arantia rectifolia, Eulioptera reticulata, Homeogryllus reticulatus and Pyrgomorpha sp.

Key Words

Prophylactic stunting blast mealybugs 


Dan une expérience pour tester l’efficacité du carbofuran (non commercial Furadan 5G) entant qu’insecticide de pepiniere de palmier a huile, la dose d’utilisation a été de 1.5 g de furadan 5G par plant. Cette dose n’ a pas d’effect phytotoxique sur les plantules. Le nombre de plant a été réduit de 58% et même de 98% en augmentant l’application de carbofuran. Le pourcentage de plants plantables au champ a été augmente de 6%. La reduction du nombre de entraîna une réduction du nombre de plants mal formés. Les principaux ravageurs identifiés ont été Temnoschoita quadrimaculata et Pseudococous sp. Les ravageurs de moindre importance identified ont été Arantia rectifolia, Eulioptera reticulata, Homeogryllus reticulatus and Pyrgomorpha sp.

Mots Cléfs

Prophylaxie blast mal formation 


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© ICIPE 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Nantwi
    • 1
  • I. K. Adjei-Maafo
    • 1
  • S. K. Dery
    • 1
  1. 1.Council for Scientific and Industrial ResearchOil Palm Research CentreKadeGhana

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