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Effects of combined thiamethoxam and diatomaceous earth on mortality and progeny production of four Pakistani populations of Rhyzopertha dominica (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) on wheat, rice and maize
Bioassays were conducted to evaluate the effects of combining thiamethoxam at 0.25, 0.5 and 0.75 mg/kg of active ingredient with the diatomaceous earth (DE) formulation, SilicoSec, at the rate of 100 mg/kg against four Pakistan populations of the lesser grain borer, Rhyzopertha dominica (F.) (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae). The tests were carried out with adult beetles on wheat, maize, and rice. Mortality increased with increasing application rates and exposure intervals for each population. Individually, thiamethoxam alone was more effective at the high dose rate than DE alone, but after 14 days of exposure in most cases, there was greater mortality with DE than with the low dose of thiamethoxam. There was greater mortality in wheat than in rice or maize. Populations differed in susceptibility to treatments and production of progeny.
Jeffrey C. Lord
stored product protection
Journal of stored products research 2013 v.52
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