An Example of Extension Methods and Results in Kansas Entomology

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A brief summary of the wheat situation in Kansas since 1916 with special reference to Hessian fly. Phytophagu destructor Say, control. The methods used successfully in 33 counties are: (1) Stacking the wheat so as to plow the ground in July and finish plowing by the 15th of August, (2) Cultivating the fields with harrow and disc to destroy the volunteer wheat and prepare a good seed bed, (3) Selection of the best seed and (4) Sowing the wheat at the right time, not too early nor too late. Sumner county obtained excellent results with this program in 1916 while McPherson, Marion and adjacent counties were loosing millions of bushels. This object lesson made it relatively easy to secure the adoption of a similar program in the affected areas.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1925

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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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