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Toxicity of Indian Mustard and Allyl Isothiocyanate to Masked Chafer Beetle Larvae

Ryan R. P. Noble, Stephanie G. Harvey, and Carl E. Sams

10 June 2002


One methyl bromide alternative for control of soil-inhabiting pests is using the pesticidal properties of compounds released by macerated Brassica tissues. In this study, B. juncea treatment resulted in high larval mortality, although the mass of tissue required for significant insecticidal activity against Cyclocephala spp. also is high.


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