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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Keywords

Legumes, Rhizobium, Seed inoculation, Marginal land, Western Australia

First Page Number

659

Last Page Number

661

Abstract

SEED treatment with systemic insecticides is widely used for the control of insect pests. However, when seed inoculation is necessary for pasture establishment, seed treatment with insecticide is not advisable.

A field experiment conducted at Badgingarra Research Station in 1964 showed that the systemic insecticide Rogor was very damaging to the applied rhizobia even when the treated seed was held for a month before inoculation.

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