Section 14
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Investigations on the Pests of the Coconut Palm. (1) The Rhinoceros Beetle (Oryctes rhinoceros) . Control of Grubs of Oryctes rhinoceros

Nirula, K.K.; Antony, J.; Menon, K.P.V.

Indian Cocon. J, Ernakulam 4(1): 5-12; 34-35


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This paper contains an account of tests on the value of DDT and BHC against the larvae. In the laboratory, dusts and sprays of BHC were more effective, persistent and rapid in action against larvae in cow dung than dusts and sprays of DDT at similar dilutions, and field trials were therefore confined to the former. When the dust was mixed with heaps of cattle manure to give dilutions of 0.1 and 0.05 per cent.

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