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Title: Acoustic assessments of the severity of grub infestations in Queensland sugarcane fields

Author
item Mankin, Richard
item SAMSON, P
item CHANDLER, K

Submitted to: Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/17/2007
Publication Date: 7/17/2007
Citation: Mankin, R.W., Samson, P., Chandler, K. 2007. Acoustic assessments of the severity of grub infestations in Queensland sugarcane fields . Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Effective management of sugarcane, Queensland's 2nd-most-important crop, currently requires the digging-up of large numbers of cane stools to estimate populations of Dermolepida albohirtum and Antitrogus parvulus grubs. In recent field tests, these relatively large, active grubs were easily detected by acoustic techniques. Efforts are in progress to develop methods of acoustically surveying fields to determine whether pesticide or other treatment is warranted.