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Technical notes. Destruction of sorghum midge in seed grain

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Passlow, T. (1958) Technical notes. Destruction of sorghum midge in seed grain. Queensland Journal of Agricultural Science, 15 (1). pp. 37-38.



During 1951-1953, experiments on eliminating the midge from sorghum seed consignments were carried out. Treatments were based on the BHC dusting of seed grain recommended for the control of insect pests of stored grain (McDougall 1951), and the commercial fumigation of grain with carbon bisulphide (Caldwell 1947). A 2 lb. glass jar was used as the unit, and treatments were replicated 10 times. The grain included large numbers of aborted spikelets containing diapause larvae. At examination a specified number of aborted spikelets were selected at random and dissected. During the earlier examinations many of the larvae subjected to fumigation were bleached but otherwise appeared normal: none of these recovered.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Subjects:Science > Entomology
Science > Zoology > Invertebrates > Insects
Plant culture > Field crops > Sorghum
Plant pests and diseases > Individual or types of plants or trees > Sorghum
Plant pests and diseases > Economic entomology
Plant pests and diseases > Pest control and treatment of diseases. Plant protection > Pesticides
Live Archive:24 Jun 2024 05:44
Last Modified:24 Jun 2024 23:32

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