A Year's Test of a So-Called "Fly Salt"
Authors: AICHER, L. C.; LUSH, R. H.; SMITH, ROGER C.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 20, Number 4, August 1927 , pp. 593-602(10)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:A salt mixture termed "fly salt," containing 9.77% free sulphur, has been sold extensively throughout the middle west, under the representation that when fed to cattle, enough sulphur was excreted with the perspiration to prevent flies from biting the cattle, thereby resulting in greater gains to beef cattle and preventing losses in milk flow from fly attacks. Two experiments were carried out by the Kansas State Agricultural College-one at the Hays Station with a herd of 20 high grade Hereford yearlings against a comparable herd kept under the same conditions fed common salt; the other with four dairy cattle at the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station fed the "fly salt" against animals fed common salt which was sulphur free. The gain in weight in the yearlings in 156 days was approximately equal and the dairy cattle fed the "fly salt" showed a very similar decline in milk flow to the check animals. The salt was, also wholly ineffective as a fly repellent. The fly salt cost six times that of the common salt, and was not relished by the animals.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 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.
- Editorial Board
- Submit a Paper
- Subscribe to this Title
- Information for Advertisers
- Visit this journal's homepage
- ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites