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The ideal training for the future entomologist would be a broad and comprehensive undergraduate course with special emphasis on the fundamental sciences, followed by a year of specialized training in research, two or three years of assistantship under an inspiring leader, preferably a different one from that under which the graduate work was taken, and then enrollment in some o1;her standard graduate institution for contact with another group of inspiring men, and the completion of his doctorate. The most important single factor in this program is the contact with the inspirational leader. The value of contact with such leadership is not limited to the educational period but is of continuing value throughout life.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: April 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.