The Black Vine Weevil (Prachyrhinus Sulcatus Fabr.) As a Pest In Greenhouses and Nurseries

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This paper is presented as a progress report on the studies of Brachyrhinus sulcatus Fabr. in the nurseries and greenhouses of Pennsylvania. Its distribution in Pennsylvania, the possibility of its being distributed by means of Taxus as balled nursery stock, and the relationship between greenhouse infestations and Taxus are discussed. Life history studies thus far indicate that greenhouse plants are infested by adults developing out of doors. The species is capable of parthenogenetic reproduction. Dry lead arsenate mixed with the potting soil gives promise of one method of control for this insect on greenhouse plants.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1927

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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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