Artificial Infestation of Corn with Western Corn Rootworm Eggs in Agar-Water

@inproceedings{Palmer1977ArtificialIO,
  title={Artificial Infestation of Corn with Western Corn Rootworm Eggs in Agar-Water},
  author={Daniel F. Palmer and Mark B. Windels and H. C. Chiang},
  year={1977}
}
The following 4 aspects of the efficacy of the wet method (suspension of eggs in agar-water) and the earlier dry method (mixture of eggs in dry fine soil) for infesting corn with eggs of Diabrotica vergifera LeConte were compared: homogeneity of mixtures; viability of eggs after extended periods in the mixtures; results of artificial field infestation of corn; and time requirement for preparing the mixtures. Results indicated that the agar-water method gave a much more homogeneous mixture… CONTINUE READING