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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Evaluation of Thiamethoxam and Imidacloprid As Seed Treatments to Control European Corn Borer and Indianmeal Moth (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) Larvae

Authors
item Yue, Bisong - SICHUAN UNIV., CHINA
item Wilde, Gerald - KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
item Arthur, Franklin

Submitted to: Journal of Economic Entomology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: October 9, 2002
Publication Date: April 1, 2003
Citation: YUE, B., WILDE, G.E., ARTHUR, F.H. EVALUATION OF THIAMETHOXAM AND IMIDACLOPRID AS SEED TREATMENTS TO CONTROL EUROPEAN CORN BORER AND INDIANMEAL MOTH (LEPIDOPTERA: PYRALIDAE) LARVAE. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY 96(2):503-509. 2003.

Interpretive Summary: Stored seeds are subject to attack by both field crop pests and stored product pests, however, there has been little effort to include stored product pests as part of evaluation studies for seed treatments. In this test, we compared Gaucho, (imidacloprid), a standard seed treatment, with a new product, Cruiser (thiamethoxam), against European Corn Borer and Indianmeal moth larvae. Cruiser was equally effective for controlling mature larvae of both moth species, while Gaucho was slightly less effective against mature Indianmeal moth larvae compared to Cruiser. Farmers and warehouse managers who are storing seed can use either insecticide to protect the seed, but higher rates of Gaucho may be needed to ensure complete control of both the European Corn borer and the Indianmeal moth.

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