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Insecticidal control of sorghum midge, Contarinia sorghicola (Coq.)

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Passlow, T. (1960) Insecticidal control of sorghum midge, Contarinia sorghicola (Coq.). Queensland Journal of Agricultural Science, 17 (2). pp. 83-89.



On the Darling Downs and in the Callide Valley during 1951-1956, 8 field trials were carried out using insecticides against sorghum midge, Contarinia sorghicola (Coq.). Trial results, and consequent commercial practice, demonstrate that spraying at flowering with DDT (1 lb/ac in not less than 15 gal) in well-grown crops is economically sound when midge populations exceed 6 females per head. When swarm populations are present the save is 50-60 per cent.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Subjects:Plant culture > Field crops > Sorghum
Plant pests and diseases > Individual or types of plants or trees > Sorghum
Plant pests and diseases > Pest control and treatment of diseases. Plant protection > Pesticides
Live Archive:25 Jun 2024 23:43
Last Modified:25 Jun 2024 23:43

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