American Potato Journal

, Volume 49, Issue 8, pp 321–324 | Cite as

Control of the Colorado potato beetle by treatment of potato seed pieces

  • B. J. Landis
  • Lee Fox


Dusting or soaking freshly cut potato seed pieces in systemic insecticides controlled the first generation larvae of the Colorado potato beetle at Yakima, Washington in 1970. The most promising materials were tested again in a larger experiment in 1971. Fifty days after treatment, Bay 37344 (4-(methylthio)-3,5,xylyl methylcarbamate), Dasanit® (O,O-diethyl-O-[p-(methylsulfinyl) phenyl] phosphorothioate), Shell SD 17250 (N-(methylcarbamoyl)oxy]thioacetimidic acid ester with 3-mercaptopropionitrile) and Plant Protection PP062 (dimethylamino)-4,5,6-dimethyl pyrimidinyl dimethylcarbamate) all gave significantly better control of the larvae than methomyl, azinphosmethyl and menazon.


Endosulfan Potato Chip Colorado Potato Beetle Methomyl Phorate 
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  • B. J. Landis
  • Lee Fox

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