Insecticides Applied at Planting Time for Control of Corn Rootworm1 Larvae in Nebraska2

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Granular insecticide formulations were investigated in the field for control of larvae of Diabrolica spp. at Mead, Concord, and North Bend, Nebr, Studies over a 4-year period show that Bux® (3:1 mixture of m- (1-methylbutyl) phenyl methylcarbamate and m- (1- ethylpropyl) phenyl methylcarbamate), Dyfonate® (O-ethyl S-phenyl ethylphosphonodithioate), Dasanit® (O,O-diethyl O-[P- (methylsulfinyl) phenyl} phosphorothioate), Landrin® (3,4,5-trimethylphenyl methylcarbamate), Mocap® (O-ethyl S,S dipropyl phosphorodithioate), carbofuran and phorate applied at rates of 0.75-1.0 Ib active ingredient (AI) per acre provided acceptable com rootworm control when applied at planting time in 6-inch bands over the row. Diazinon applied at 1.0 Ib AI per acre g-ave inconsistent control with planting- applications. Carbaryl applied at 2.0 lb AI per acre and parathion at 1.0 Ib AI per acre did not provide effective rootworm control.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 1970

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