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- RICHES, JOAN
- Entomologia experimentalis et applicata 1960 v.3 no.3 pp. 173-184
- Avena sativa; DDT (pesticide); Oscinella frit; oats; panicles; plant density; spikelets; spraying
- ... About 2,000 panicles (60,000 spikelets) of known bursting date from small plots of oats were dissected in detail. It is noted that spraying young oat plants with DDT against first generation attack also reduces panicle attack. The spraying causes physical differences between the sprayed and the unsprayed areas -- namely spraying gives a higher plant density and uniformity of panicle bursting date. ...