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A Granulosis Virus for Indian Meal Moth Control in Stored Wheat and Corn

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Abstract:

Aqueous and dust applications of a lactose formulation of a granulosis virus (ca. 3.2×l07 capsules/mg) were equally effective in protecting wheat against Plodia interpunctella (Hübner), and a dose of 1.875 mg of formulated virus/kg of grain gave good control. Treatment of the surface layer of wheat or corn to a depth of 100 mm was more effective than treatments applied to depths of 33 or 67 mm and was almost as effective as treating the entire grain mass. Grain in the treated layer need not be uniformly treated since the level of insect mortality was unchanged whether the treatment was applied to every kernel or to only part of the kernels.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1975

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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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