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Author(s):Potter, D. A.
Title:Influence of soil moisture on oviposition and egg survival of the southern masked chafer
Source:Kentucky Turfgrass Research. 1981, p. 22.
Publishing Information:Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Cyclocephala lurida; Soil moisture; Life cycle; Developmental stages; Survival; Reproductive performance
Abstract/Contents:"Soil moisture levels may affect the distribution of white grubs in the urban environment. Studies of oviposition and egg survival showed that developing eggs absorbed water from soil and increased more than 4-fold in weight. Eggs developed normally at all soil moisture levels above the wilting point, but females laid over twice as many eggs in moist soil (65% field capacity) as in wet (80% f.c.) or dry (38% f.c.) soil. Research on the water relations of masked chafer eggs is continuing."
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Potter, D. A. 1981. Influence of soil moisture on oviposition and egg survival of the southern masked chafer. KY. Turfgrass Res. p. 22.
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