The effect of moisture content on wheat seeds on its susceptibility to the phytotoxic effect of methyl bromide fumigation

Kamel, A.H.; Fam, E.Z.; Mahdi, M.T.; Lotfy, A.; Sheltawy, E.M.

Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Egypt, Economic Series 4: 7-11


Samples of grain of the wheat variety Giza 150 having moisture contents of 9, 12 and 15% were fumigated with methyl bromide at rates of 20, 25 and 30 g/m3 and a constant temperature of 26 deg C for 24 h in laboratory tests in Egypt. Fumigation did not affect the germination of grain having 9% moisture content.