from The Century Dictionary.

  • That kills sheep; sheep-killing.

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  • adjective Having the ability to kill an ovum


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  • Diflubenzuron applied to fishmeal at 1-3 ppm killed early instar larvae of D. maculates within 3-10 days of contact and appeared to be ovicidal at 5 ppm.

    Chapter 7

  • Several IGRs, including methoprene, triflumuron and flufenoxuron, have been shown to exert an ovicidal action in some insect species.

    Chapter 7

  • Mian and Mulla (1982a) compared the ovicidal effectiveness of triflumuron, diflubenzuron and methoprene on wheat flour and wheat at 5 ppm, using Oryzoephilus surinamensis, Tribolium castaneum, Rhyzopertha dominica and Sitophilus oryzae.

    Chapter 7

  • Mian and Mulla (1982a), found that diflubenzuron induced higher rates of oviposition in Tribolium castaneum and R. dominica compared with control samples; however, it also showed ovicidal activity against R. dominica,

    Chapter 7

  • The ovicidal activity of diflubenzuron was greatest in 0-4 in-old eggs.

    Chapter 7

  • Neem oil shows a strong ovicidal effect in bean-seed beetles (bruchids), but its sterilizing and other influences may also be important in controlling these pests, which constitute a major problem when storing beans of many types

    5 Effects on Insects

  • (Ganesalingham, 1987.) · Biting flies Azadirachtin also exerts an ovicidal effect in eggs of the blood-sucking fly Stomoxys calcitrans.

    7 Medicinals

  • Unfortunately this chemical has no ovicidal properties, so that a second spraying was necessary to kill the mites newly hatched out from thousands of eggs.

    Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting Guelph, Ontario, September 3, 4, 5, 1947


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