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SILVA, Mauro Tadeu Braga da. Influence of crop rotation on Sternechus Subsignatus (Boheman) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) infestation and damage under no-tillage. Cienc. Rural [online]. 1996, vol.26, n.1, pp.1-5. ISSN 1678-4596.

The corn and soybean crop rotation on Sternechus subsignatus (Boheman. 1836) infestation and damage under notillage was evaluated in the field in the county of Cruz Alta, Rio Grande do Sul State. Brazil. The results indicated that adult infestation. active larvae and hibernating larvae, and that the percent damage of soybean plants attacked and dead, were significantiy lower in the corn-soybean crop rotation in relation to soybean under monocultural system. Soybean in rotation with corn showes significant more grain productivity than soybean under monocultural system. It was concluded that the corn-soybean rotation is an important tool for the management of S. subsignatus in infested areas due to the fact that the insect neither feed nor perform oviposition on corn plants, thus reducing its population.

Keywords : insecta; cultural control; crop systems; corn; soybean.

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