Rodenticidal Potential of Gliricidia sepium
George Willard Gehan M. Siton IV
James Miyuki M. Sugimoto
Christian Gregg Rivera
Jason R. Galay
Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University
South La Union Campus
College of Education
Laboratory High School
Agoo, La Union
Research (Elective II)
Background of the Study
Plants are living organisms that belongs to the kingdom of plantae. They include organism such as herbs, trees, bushes, grasses, vines, ferns, green algae. The study of plants, known as botany, has identified about 350,000 species of plants. Green plants sometimes called viridiplantae, obtain most of their energy from sunlight and this process is called photosynthesis.
Gliricidia sepium (kakawate) is a multipurpose legume tree that is used in many tropical and subtropical countries as a live fencing, fodder, coffee shade, firewood, green manure and rat poison. In the Philippines, the extract obtained from its leaves is used to remove external parasites .Gliricidia sepium (kakawate) is also used for its medicinal and insect repellent properties. It is also a fast growing ruderal species that takes advantage of slash and burn practices in its native range.
Rats are some of the hated pest in the Philippines because they feed on their properties like clothes, shoes and more they can also cause diseases like Leptospirosis, Eosinophilic Meningitis, Murine Typhus and more. For this reason, the researchers developed a rodenticide out of Gliricidia sepium (kakawate) tree.
Objectives of the Study
The main purpose of this study is to formulate a potential solution to the focal problems, which are the destructive rats and the dependence on insecticides by developing a rodenticide out of G. Sepium (kakawate).
The study purported to evaluate the Rodenticidal potential of Gliricidia sepium (kakawate). In the study reported herein, it sought to:
1. Test the Rodenticidal potential of Gliricidia Sepium (kakawate) in terms of the length of time the rats are killed after the application of the three treatments.
2. Determine the significant differences in the length of time the rats are killed when exposed to the three treatments.
3. Analyze the significant differences in the length of time the rats are killed between pairs of treatments.
The following null hypotheses were tested in the study:
1. There are no significant differences in the length of time the rats are killed after application of the three treatments.
2. There are no significant differences in the length of time the rats are killed between pairs of treatments.
We buy more expensive rodenticide
Damaging of our properties
And additional expenses to repair our properties
Lack of patience in killing the pest
Significance of the Study
Results of this study may be beneficial to the following:
A. People. This may serve as the main rodenticide people can use. This is also cheap so all the People living in far‐flung areas and places that cannot be reached by modern products may also benefit by this study. Also Gliricidia sepium is an environment friendly rodenticide so can use it anytime without harming our planet.
B. Future researchers. The results of this study will give bunch of information about writing a research paper and about Gliricidia sepium.
C. Researchers. This study will give us tons of knowledge about the rodenticidal properties of plants like Gliricidia sepium.
Scope and Limitation
The concern and focus of this study was limited to the Rodenticidal potential of G. Sepium making use of three treatments.
Time and Location
This study was conducted at Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University‐South La Union Campus, Laboratory High School, Agoo, and La Union.
Definition of Terms
Kakawate-A local term of Gliricidia sepium; the plant used in this study....
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