TITLE

India battles to eradicate major crop pest

AUTHOR(S)
Sharma, Devinder
PUB. DATE
August 1991
SOURCE
New Scientist;8/10/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1781, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that scientists in India are gearing up for a campaign to kill the insect American bollworm, Heliothis armigera, that ravages the country's crops. Appeal for the government to pass a law restricting the spraying of cotton with pyrethroid insecticides; Plan to control the pest by biological means; Immunity of the insect to pyrethroids.
ACCESSION #
10552465

 

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