Arthropod Infestation in Samples of Stored Seeds in the Czech Republic

https://doi.org/10.17221/3694-CJGPBCitation:Kučerová Z., Horák P. (2004): Arthropod Infestation in Samples of Stored Seeds in the Czech Republic. Czech J. Genet. Plant Breed., 40: 11-16.
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Twenty-one types of seed samples (mainly vegetable and grass seed) were analysed in laboratory and 60% arthropod infestation (14 Acarina, 5 Psocoptera species) was found. The seeds of beet, grass, onion, radish and lettuce were most sensitive to infestation. Acarus siro was a dominant mite pest from all aspects (frequency, abundance and seed diversity infestation), followed by Tyrophagus putrescentiae, Tarsonemus granarius and Lepidoglyphus destructor. Cheyletus eruditus was a dominant predatory mite. Lepinotus patruelis was the most frequent psocid pest.  
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