Gryllid Damage to Cotton in Kenya

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1966
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Crowe,T. J.
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In March 1964 it was reported that burrowing crickets were doing severe damage to cottonseeds and young plants on the Kano plain near Kisumu, Kenya. The only insecticide readily available was a dust containing 5 per centD.D.T. Plus 3 per cent gamma B.H.C. Farmers were advised to mix half a pint of molasses and 1 lb. of this dust with 40 lb. of maize meal. The mixture, to which a little water was added, was spread as a bait at the rate of 80 lb. per acre. It gave rapid and effective cricket control
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East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal, XXVII (No 1), p. 67-67
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