Calcium Cyanide as a Control For The Cranberry Root Worm on Cultivated Blueberries

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The cranberry root worm (Rhabdopterus picipes Oliv.), a common insect on cran- berry bogs, has become recently an important enemy of the cultivated blueberry. An outline of the life history and habits of the larvae and adults is given. Experiments with sodium fluosilicate used against the adult failed to give a satisfactory kill. Experiments with both the dust and granular calcium cyanide used against the adults indicate that the insect can be controlled with the granular calcium cyanide.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 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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