The Fundamental Phases of European Corn Borer Research
Authors: CAFFREY, D. J.; HUBER, L. L.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 21, Number 1, February 1928 , pp. 104-107(4)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Five years of experimental work and research with the European corn borer, Pyrausta nubitalis Hubn., in the Corn Belt have indicated that the ultimate solution of the problem is associated apparently with mechanical measures, parasites, insecticides and cultural practices. Parasites do not offer hope of immediate relief. Insecticides have been made the subject of exhaustive research. Cultural practices, particularly the late planting of corn have proved sufficiently promising to warrant a trial of this method, when and where necessary, in conjunction with or supplementary to the clean farming practices of the present. In addition to the entomological phases it is expected that agronomists will develop varieties of corn better adapted to corn borer conditions and that agricultural engineers will improve and facilitate clean farming operations. Sufficient progress has been made to warrant the belief that through continued efforts in all practical phases of research we will learn to grow corn profitably despite the corn borer.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1, 1928
- 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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