The Application of Statistical Methods to the Determination of Abundance of and Damage by Hessian Fly
Author: LARRIMER, W. H.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 17, Number 2, April 1924 , pp. 202-214(13)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:The discussion of the determination of abundance of Hessian fly, Phytophaga destructor Say, is confined to methods used at the U. S. Entomological Field Station at West Lafayette, Indiana. Percentage and intensity of infestation are determined in the fall as an indication of the magnitude of the menace to fall sown wheat and the success of the advised control measures. A similar determination is made in the late spring to indicate the probable status of the Hessian fly menace to wheat sown the following fall.
As yet no methods have been found acceptable for the determination either before or after harvest of the amount of damage done by Hessian fly.
The use of so-called statistics in studies of this nature as well as in other entomological investigations without appropriate consideration of the theory of probability is questioned.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1924-04-01
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