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A field trial on a suspected dieldrin-resistant population of banana weevil borer

Swaine, G. and Corcoran, R.J. (1973) A field trial on a suspected dieldrin-resistant population of banana weevil borer. Queensland Journal of Agricultural and Animal Sciences, 30 (1). pp. 79-83.



A field test with 0.05% dieldrin applied in sprays to banana in a plantation in Queensland, Australia, in 1971-72 confirmed that Cosmopolites sordidus (Germ.) had not developed resistance to the insecticide [cf. preceding abstract]. The test also indicated that pirimiphos-ethyl was an effective alternative should dieldrin- resistance develop. ADDITIONAL ABSTRACT: A field trial demonstrated that Cosmopolites sordidus previously suspected to be resistant to 0.5% dieldrin in a plantation at Narangba in southern Queensland was not resistant. The trial also indicated that a promising alternative insecticide, pirimiphos-ethyl, is available should dieldrin resistance develop.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Additional Information:era
Keywords:control; insecticides; bananas; dieldrin; pirimiphos-ethyl; pest resistance; fruits; fruit crops; pesticides; agricultural entomology; tropical fruits; pests Agricultural Entomology; Horticulture
Subjects:Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture > Culture of individual fruits or types of fruit > Bananas
Plant pests and diseases > Pest control and treatment of diseases. Plant protection > Pesticides
Live Archive:01 May 2024 04:24
Last Modified:01 May 2024 04:24

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