Organization of A Co-Operative Campaign Against The Asiatic Beetle
Author: BRITTON, W. E.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 20, Number 2, April 1927 , pp. 359-361(3)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Injury to lawns in New Haven by the Asiatic Beetle, Anomala orientalis, became so prominent late in 1925 that official control seemed warranted. Federal experts advised a co-operative study of the insect and treatment of the soil to kill the grubs No special funds were available, though State funds could be used and replaced later by a deficiency appropriation. Property owners offered to contribute, and a local civic association appointed a committee to solicit and collect funds. Over $4,500.00 were obtained. The Association also obtained an appropriation of $2.500.00 from the City of New Haven. Congress appropriated $5,000.00 for the work. The area was quarantined. A place was leased for headquarters and an insectary built. Life history studies were made under the supervision of R. B. Friend, and quarantine regulations enforced, and scouting and soil treatment work conducted under J. P. Johnson. Altogether 19 tons of emulsion were purchased and used. Though not all bills have yet been paid, the amount expended for payroll is $7,884.59, and $4,244.21 has been paid for emulsion. A total of $17,089.12 has been expended, apportioned from the four appropriations as follows: Civic Association, $4,086.71; City of New Haven, $2,471.83; Federal appropriation $5,000.00; State funds, $5,530.58.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: April 1927
- 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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