Field Evaluation of Bidrin against the coffee leaf-miner (Leucoptera meyricki Ghesq.) in Kenya

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1966
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Evans, D.E.
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The leaf-miners Leucoptera meyricki Ghesq. And L. caffeina shbn. (Lepidoptera Lyonetiidae) are the most important pest of Arabica coffee grown in Kenya. Parathion at 0.4 lb active ingredient per acre is recommended for the control of leaf-miners on those coffee estates which use tractor-mounted sprayers, as this equipment, provided the necessary safety precautions are taken, allows the insecticide to be used without undue hazard to the operator. For growers without elaborate tractor-mounted equipment, and for peasant smallholders using simple hand equipment, Fenitrothion and Fenthion at 0.9 and 1.0 lb. active ingredient per acre respectively are recommended as suitable alternatives of low mammalian toxicity
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Turrialba, 16 (2), pp. 125-129
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