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Seed Treatment Techniques and Phytotoxicity Studies on Some Grain and Vegetable Crops1

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Crop seeds were treated with technical insecticides dissolved in acetone or wettable powder formulations of some insecticides. Treated seeds were stored for 3 months and germinated in greenhouse Hats in phytotoxicity studies.

Technical diazinon, Monsanto CP-53926 (O,O-dimethyl S (N- formyl-N-methylcarbamoylmethyl) phosphorodithioate) and CP-17114 (O,O-dimethyl O-(3-methyl-4-nitropheny) phosphorothioate) delayed and reduced the germination of snap beans and lima beans. CP-53926 was phytotoxic to soybeans. Dimethoate and NIA-10242 (2, 3-dihydro-2,2-dimethy 1-7-benzofuranyl methylcarbamate) did not adversely affect germination or any of the crop seeds. Peas, corn, and pumpkins did not appear to be affected by the insecticide treatments.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1967

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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