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Development of formulation based on essential oils of rosemary to manage pests of stored cereal foodstuffs
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1  University of Carthage, National Agricultural Research Institute of Tunisia (INRAT), Laboratory of Biotechnology Applied to AgricultureLR11INRAT06, Tunis, Tunisia.
2  Jendouba University, Higher Institute of Biotechnology of Beja
Academic Editor: Junwei (Jerry) Zhu


The aim of this work is to evaluate the insecticidal activity of the encapsulatedrosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) essential oil coated intochitosan matrix. The effectiveness of crude and encapsulated oils has been studied during different storage periods (30, 45 and 60 days). Results revealed that the chitosan-essential oil formulation exhibited high insecticidal activity against adults of Tribolium castaneum as compared to crude essential oil during the different storage periods.

Keywords: Rosmarinus officinalis; Tribolium castaneum; Chitosan