The Use of Skim Milk in the Preparation of Certain Spray Materials

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The advantages of using skim milk or milk powder in the preparation of certain sprays are discussed. A method is outlined for the use of milk in preparing a substitute for the different sulfur sprays used as summer fungicides. A mineral oil emulsion that may be prepared by using skim milk, and hydrated lime as an emulsifier is described. The use of skim milk, any of the condensed milks, or milk powder as a spreader is emphasized. These products will improve the spreading properties of the spray as well as calcium caseinate, and at a much lower cost.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1924

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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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