Volume 12 Part 2 Article 90: Effect of Some I.G.R. Insecticides on Mushroom Mycelial Growth

Volume 12 Part 2 Article 90
Year 1989
Title: Effect of Some I.G.R. Insecticides on Mushroom Mycelial Growth
Authors: J. Dmoch, E. Jacewicz and A. Bykowska

Abstract:

Chemical control measures, recommended to control pests can have deleterious side effects on cultivated mushroom (Agaricus bisporus Lange Imbach). Decrease of yield, reduction of the number of mushrooms, changes of the timing of flushes, changes of the size and shape of mushrooms and so on have been described in a large number of publications.

White (1986) has reported that diflubenzuron applied at the commercial rates, gave the increase of yield in the experiments where mushrooms were grown in the absence of pests. These results should be of considerable interest to mushroom growers not only in the case of diflubenzuron (DIMILIN 25 WP) but probably also in the case of all I.G.R. insecticides which belong to the I.C.S. group.

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