Legumes, Rhizobium, Seed inoculation, Marginal land, Western Australia
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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.
Goss, O M. and Shipton, W. A.
"Nodulation of legumes on new light land. 3. The effect of Rogor seed treatment on legume nodulation,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 6
, Article 6.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol6/iss11/6