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Control of Western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera) adults - treatment with insecticides with additives.


The results of a field experiment conducted in Austria during 2009 and 2010 to investigate the efficacy of insecticides mixed with a feeding stimulant (cucurbitacin) against the Western corn rootworm (D. virgifera virgifera) are presented. The feeding stimulant generally enhanced the efficacy of the insecticides, allowing the reduction of insecticide application rates.