oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Cotton seed disinfection as a supplementary control measure for Pink bollworm (Platyedra gossypiella Saund.) in Mozambique

Volume 9, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



In some countries, cotton seed is disinfected as a supplementary measure to control Platyedra gossypiella Saund. The practice began m Egypt where the insect remains in larval diapause in the seed, a habit which favours the dissemination of the pest. In Mozambique, where the pest is widespread, seed disinfection was adopted in addition to other methods of control on the assumption that Pink bollworm had the same habits as in Egypt.

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