Seed protectants for healthy exports

Ghanekar, A M and Rao, G V R and Murthy, K S and Surender, A (1996) Seed protectants for healthy exports. Indian Journal of Plant Protection, 24 (1-2). pp. 37-43. ISSN 0253-4355

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Dry formulations of three insecticides (chlorpyriphos, fenvalerate and carbaryl) were compared for their efficacy against rice moth, Corcyra cephalonica (Stainton) and groundnut bruchid Caryedon serratus Oliver, in the context of identifying a suitable alternative to aldrin. Fenvalerate 4 g/kg seed showed quick action and killed all the Corcyra eggs, and Caryedon grubs and adults, within 48 h. Chlorpyriphos and carbaryl were less effective, although the former showed high persistency. Fenvalerate and carbaryl were significantly superior to a range of rates of chlorpyriphos up to 180 DAT, and were on par with aldrin. For seed exports that require storage of 60 days or more, chlorpyriphos could be used as an effective replacement for aldrin. The chemicals tested hid no deleterious effects on seed viability of pearl millet and groundnut up to 180 days at ambient temperature during storage

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Mandate crops > Groundnut
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2013 06:16
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 06:16
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