Insecticidal Property of Acacia (Samanea Saman Merill) Seeds and Bark Against Termites

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INSECTICIDAL PROPERTY OF ACACIA (Samanea Saman Merill) SEEDS AND BARK AGAINST TERMITES

Submitted by:

MELVIN P. VILLACOTE
FRITZ DEXTER T. DORON
JON VINCENT ISIDOR C. SIQUIJOR
Grade 7-BEVZ

A research proposal Presented to the Faculty of Regional Science High School in partial fulfillment of the requirements for Research I

Submitted to:

MR. ADAM RAY MANLUNAS
Adviser

March 2013

ABSTRACT

The researchers would like to find out if the Acacia seeds and bark decoction is an effective alternative to the commercial pesticides in killing termites. The use of Acacia seeds and bark as insecticide has killed several number of termites which destroy the foundations of establishments especially wooden houses and others. Using acacia seeds and bark extract, it can help households to lessen their duties on getting off termites time after time. Gather all the materials that are needed in the study. First, the tripod should be placed above the Bunsen burner and there should be wire gauze on top of the tripod. Heat will be added to the beaker by placing it on the tripod and light the burner until the seed reaches its boiling point. pour the solution in a sprayer with the use of funnel that comes with a filter paper.

INTRODUCTION
I. Statement of the Problem
This research will try to find out whether Alkaloid which is the substance present in the bark and seeds of Acacia has the capacity of killing small insects like termites. And it also tries to find out if there is an effect to the organism where Acacia seeds and bark extract applied to. Specifically tries to answer the following questions: 1. Is there any significant effect of acacia seeds and bark extract insecticide to termites?

2. Is there any significant difference of acacia seeds and bark extract insecticide to the commercial insecticides?

II. Statement of Hypothesis
Null Hypothesis:
Ho1:
There is no significant effect of acacia seeds and bark extract insecticide to termites. Ho2:
There is no significant difference of acacia seeds and bark extract insecticide to the commercial insecticides.

III. Significance of the Study
The use of Acacia (Samanea saman merill) seeds and bark as insecticide has killed several number of termites which destroys the foundations of establishments especially wooden houses and others. Using Acacia seeds and bark extract, it can help households to lessen their duties of getting off termites time after time. They will not spend money for this insecticide because it is found anywhere in the environment. Acacia (Samanea saman merill) which is one of the abundant trees in our country with several species has different parts which can be used. Some of theseare the bark and seeds. The barks, which have no use, can be another source of insecticide. It contains the substance Alkaloid as long as the seeds. This study is a big help for home owners who want to have houses which are free from termites. The researchers admits that only few now a days have houses made of wood because some people are now living in subdivisions where all the houses aren’t made of wood and some are living in buildings. But still, there are ones who live in wooden houses like those who settled in the province.

IV. Scope and Limitation
This study is limited only on determining the effect of Acacia (Samanea saman merill Merill) seeds and bark extract as insecticide on termites.
This study is just an experiment. The researchers do not promise to have asuccessful project. They are not saying that their project will have a good result. They isonly limited to use acacia seed and need to refrain from using other parts of the plant.There is a limitation in the use of materials and time management. V. Definition of Terms

Insecticide- A chemical substance used to kill insects.
Acacia-Any of various often spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia in the pea family,...
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