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Investigations in the control of wire-worms (Lacon variabilis Cand.) in canefields with "Gammexane"

McDougall, W.A. (1947) Investigations in the control of wire-worms (Lacon variabilis Cand.) in canefields with "Gammexane". Queensland Journal of Agricultural Science, 4 (4). pp. 140-150.

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Amounts of "Gammexane" (10% dust containing 1.3% gamma isomer of benzene hexachloride) ranging from 12 1/2 lb. to 400 lb. per hectare were applied to cane setts either directly or after a shallow soil cover had been applied. All direct-application treatments gave complete or nearly complete control of wireworms, but the rooting of setts was very much reduced. Indirect application gave a substantial degree of control of wireworms for all amounts of "Gammexane"; with higher dosages there was a marked toxic effect on rooting, but this was not excessive with amounts of less than 50 lb. per hectare.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Subjects:Plant culture > Field crops > Sugar plants
Plant pests and diseases > Economic entomology
Plant pests and diseases > Pest control and treatment of diseases. Plant protection > Pesticides
Live Archive:04 Jun 2024 03:44
Last Modified:04 Jun 2024 03:44

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