Control of the Root Maggot in Cabbage Seed-Beds

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Control of the cabbage maggot, Chortophila brassicae in western New York resolves itself largely into the protection of late cabbage while still growing in the seed bed. Comparisons of the mercuric chloride and cheese cloth methods are decidedly in favor of the former, as regard~ cost and adaptability, although the method has still to prove its worth during seasons of maximum abundance of the insect. Certain precautions must also be observed since there is danger of burning just as the young plants are pushing through the ground. No other materials tested, except tobacco dust, gave great promise of success.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1923

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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