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Methods of Applying Bacillus thuringiensis to Stored Corn for Moth Controp-2

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Two practical methods of applying Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner to the surface layer of stored com, treating the grain after the bins were filled or during transfer of the grain with an auger, were compared with a laboratory method, treating grain in a cement mixer. The bacterial deposits resulting from use of each method were ca. equally toxic to insect larvae. Spore counts on individual kernels varied only slightly more with the practical methods than with the laboratory method, and all 3 methods provided sufficient mixing to prevent pockets of over- or under-treated kernels. The auger method was more prone to error in dose rate than were the other methods.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1980

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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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