Methyl Bromide Fumigation of Pratylenchus brachyurus in Peanut Shells

N. A. Minton, H. B. Gillenwater


Five dosages of methyl bromide were used to fumigate peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) shells and whole pods of peanuts in l-liter flasks for 24 hr at 25 C. Methyl bromide dosages as low as 24.5 mg/liter killed all Pratylenchus brachyurus (Godfrey) Filip. & Sch. Steeh. in peanut shells. Dosages of 44.6 and 50.9 mg/liter killed all but one or two nematodes in shells of whole pods. A 15% reduction in seed germination occurred at the 50.9-mg/liter dosage. Key Words: Lesion nematodes, Arachis hypogaea L,

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