Grain Protectants for Seed Corn: Field Test
Author: LaHue, Delmon W.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 70, Number 6, December 1977 , pp. 720-722(3)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Water emulsions of pirimiphos-methyl, chlorpyrifos-methyl, fenitrothion, malathion, and a diatomaceous dust impregnated with malathion were tested as protectants of seed corn in commercial marketing channels. Indigenous infestations of foreign grain beetles, Ahasverus advena (Waltl), Indian meal moths, Plodia interpunctella (Hübner), Angoumois grain moths, Sitotroga cerealella (Olivier), Oryzaephilus spp., Cryptolestes spp., Trogoderma spp., and Tribolium spp. were present in all exposure areas.
At the doses used, the general order of effectiveness of the emulsion sprays was pirimiphos methyl > chlor-pyrifos-methyl > fenitrothion > malathion > untreated check. The malathion-diatomaceous earth (M + K) dust was very effective, but its abrasive quality (largely from SiO2 content) damages all types of machinery used in commercial seed handling and farm planters.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1977-12-01
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