In 1980 and 1981, 1.62 ha (4 acres) of corn was arranged into a 4 × 4 Latin square consisting of the following treatments: (1) carbofuran, (2) carbofuran and an alachlorcyanazine mixture, (3) an alachlor-cyanazine mixture, and (4) no pesticides. Carbofuran and the alachlor-cyanazine mixture were each evaluated for their effectiveness in reducing larval corn rootworm, Diabrotica spp., injury by rating damage to roots on a scale from 1 to 9. Carbofuran reduced root damage each year, whether used in conjunction with the herbicide combination or not. The herbicide combination significantly reduced root damage in 1980, but not in 1981.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: April 1, 1984
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