On the biology of Millet fly Stenodiplosis panici Rohd in Kuybyshev Region
Uch Zap Kuybyshevsk Gos Ped Inst 16: 121-141
In years of high humidity the fly damaged from 60-80% of the sown area. Temperatures of 17-25 degrees, precipitation of 50-85 mm, and relative humidity of 65-80% (precipitation is important during the emergence of the insects) were most favorable for the mass breeding of the pest. Irrigation of the oblast after the completion of the Kuybyshev Hydroelectric Station will make the climate more temperate, more humid and favorable for mass breeding. The use of the following measures will ensure a high crop of millet against loss: (a) high agrotechnical methods of the millet; (b) clearing the millet seeds and the use of the waste seed as feed for livestock and poultry to June 12; (c) destruction of waste seed unfit for livestock feeding; (d) washing the seeds before sowing with water or a formalin solution, and picking out the hollow and infested seeds; 3) the destruction of weeds, especially barnyard millet.