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Abstract

Control of potato tuber moth in country stores.

Abstract

Tests carried out in the Patna region of India in the summers of 1962 and 1963 showed that the incorporation of parathion, isobenzan (Telodrin) or malathipn into the sand in which potatoes are stored provides considerable protection against infestation by Phthorimaea (Gnorimoschemd) operculella (Zell.). The best results were obtained with parathion, the average percentages of infested tubers being 1 in 1962 and 1.33 in 1963 when this was used at 0.01 per cent. Treating the tubers themselves but not the sand was less effective.