International Journal of Energy and Environmental Science
Volume 5, Issue 4, July 2020, Pages: 74-80
Received: Aug. 19, 2020;
Accepted: Aug. 27, 2020;
Published: Sep. 7, 2020
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Dinku Negash, School of Animal Science and Veterinary medicine, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
Abebe Jenberie, School of Animal Science and Veterinary medicine, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
Asaminew Tassew, School of Animal Science and Veterinary medicine, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
The study was conducted with the objective of to evaluate the potential effects of widely used agro-chemicals on the health status of Apis mellifera scutllata in Sidama zone, Southern Ethiopia. Seven different agro-chemicals (2, 4-D, Agrothoate 40% Malathion 50%, pyriban48%, Diazinon 60%, Macozeb 80% and Pallas 45 OD) were commonly applied on various crops in the study area. The acute toxicity of these agro-chemicals to honeybees was tested via feeding, contact and fumigation. The mortalities caused by individual agro-chemical were compared with positive control Agro-thoate40% (Diamethoate) and negative control (honey solution and water). Acute toxicity analysis in the laboratory indicated that all tested agro-chemicals were found significantly toxic to A.m. scuttlata compared to negative control via feeding. Agrothoate 40%, Malathion50% EC and Dianznon 60% were highly toxic with 100% of experimental bee mortality, less than an hour. All agro-chemicals were statically significant toxic to honeybee when compared (P<0.01) standard insecticides and control group through all exposure rout. Therefore, proper utilization agro-chemicals are important to minimize poisoning of honeybee.
Evaluating the Effects of Commonly Used Agro-Chemicals on the Health Status of A. Mellifera Scutellata in Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia, International Journal of Energy and Environmental Science.
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