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PESTICIDAL EFFICACY OF Tinospora rumphii Boerl (MAKABUHAY)

An Undergraduate Thesis
Presented to the Faculty of the School of Education
UNIVERSITY OF RIZAL SYSTEM
Rodriguez, Rizal

In Partial Fulfillment
of the Requirements for the Degree
Bachelor of Secondary Education
Major in Biology

RHONALYN AREVALO AREDEDON
JENNY PANGANTIHON CHAVEZ

OCTOBER2012
APPROVAL SHEET
This undergraduate thesis entitled PESTICIDALEFFICACY OF Tinospora rumphii Boerl (MAKABUHAY), prepared and submitted by Rhonalyn A. Arededon and Jenny P. Chavez, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in Biology is hereby recommended for oral examination.

______________________
DateMAY A. CORTEZ
Adviser

Approved in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in Biology by the Oral Examination Committee with the rating of ______.

LUZVIMINDA MILLARES, MATEMMANUEL LLARENAS, MAT
Member Member

ROSANNA CALANASAN, MAT
Chairman

Accepted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree BACHELOR OF SECONDARY EDUCATION Major in Biology.

FLORANTE J. MERCADO, MOM
Head, School of Education

____________________ DR. FE D. BATOON,Ph.D
Date Chancellor, Cluster I

ABSTRACT

TITLE: PESTICIDAL EFFICACY OF Tinospora rumphii Boerl (MAKABUHAY)

Authors:RHONALYN A. AREDEDON
JENNY P. CHAVEZ
Course: Bachelor of Secondary Education
Major in Biology
Type of Document: Undergraduate Thesis
Total no. of pages: 57
Name and address of school: UNIVERSITY OF RIZAL SYSTEM RODRIGUEZ School of Education

SUMMARY
This study aimed to determine the level of pesticidal efficacy of the Tinospora rumphii Boerl (makabuhay) stem extract. This study is limited to gathering fresh makabuhay stems, pounding and extraction processes, construction of the cages, collecting of sample pests and spraying the makabuhay stem extract on them. The researchers used golden snails as the subject of study.

The study employed the experimental design. The setting of the study was at the University of Rizal System Rodriguez campus laboratory. The researchers used specific number of sprays to five sets of five (5) golden snails in their experimentation to determine the level of pesticidal efficacy of the makabuhay stem extracts. They used: one spray, two sprays, three sprays, four sprays and five sprays respectively within a period of 90 minutes for each experiment. Results of the study were tabulated and treated statistically using the weighted mean.

In one spray of makabuhay stem extract on five golden snails only one golden snail died within 90 minutes. In two sprays applied to the second set of five golden snails two died within 90 minutes. In three sprays two out of five golden snails died within 90 minutes. In four sprays three golden snails died within 90 minutes and using five sprays all golden snails died within 90 minutes, which showed that the pesticidal efficacy of the makabuhay stem extract is effective.

From the findings of the study, the following conclusions were drawn: The prepared makabuhay stem extract is confirmed to be an effective pesticide. The effectiveness of the prepared makabuhay stem extract became more effective as the number of sprays increased. It revealed a significant difference between mortality rate and the number of sprays.

In light of the findings and conclusions the following are hereby recommended: To the farmers or agriculturist it is recommended to use cheap but effective and environmental friendly pesticide. The School should provide students an adequate science laboratory to pursue their studies and to have an eagerness to discover new things especially related to science. The Students and Future Researchers may improve this kind of study by means of using other chemicals or natural raw materials in...
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