American Potato Journal

, Volume 48, Issue 1, pp 21–25 | Cite as

Row treatment of potatoes with systemics for meadow nematode (Pratylenchus penetrans) control

  • Arthur Hawkins
  • P. M. Miller


Granular aldicarb and carbofuran, systemic carbamate insecticides, were applied at 3 lbs active per acre to compare their control of the meadow nematode (Pratylenchus penetrans). These systemic pesticides were applied either in two bands 2–3 inches from both sides of and at the lower plane of the seed-piece or in one band 4–5 inches wide and 1/2 inch above the seed. Two months after planting, nematode populations were greatly reduced in soil and roots from plots treated with either chemical and with both placement methods. Aldicarb provided effective control longer into the growing season than did carbofuran. When compared with carbofuran, aldicarb-treated potao plants lived longer and produced a greater increase in yield over the untreated plots. Yield increases were greater when either systemic was applied in side bands than when placed over the seed.


Carbofuran Aldicarb Side Band Untreated Plot Potato Root 


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© Springer 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • Arthur Hawkins
    • 1
  • P. M. Miller
    • 2
  1. 1.Storrs Agricultural Experiment StationThe University of ConnecticutStorrs
  2. 2.Department of Plant Pathology and BotanyThe Connecticut Agricultural Experiment StationNew Haven

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