An Operation in Practical Control of Codling Moth in a Heavily Infested Districtthird And Final Report

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This paper reviews the results of a three year cooperative effort against the codling moth, Carpocapsa pomonella, in a heavily infested district near Glassboro, New Jersey.This cooperation existed between a group of more than twelve growers,whose properties involved a total of over 1400 acres of bearing apple,and the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station.In 1925,which is the year previous to the inception of this effort,the average percentage of fruit free from codling moth at picking time was 47.4.In 1926 the average clean fruit at picking time in a crop of 280,200 bushels was 68.8%.In 1927 the average clean fruit at picking time in a crop of 378,554 bushels was 80.8%.In 1928 the average clean fruit in a crop of 309,499 bushels was 81.1%.Of course there were individuals,and large producers too,that reached more than 95% clean fruit but there were others that were not as successful and the average consequently stood at the point mentioned.The small increase in average clean fruit at picking time in 1928 may be attributed mainly to the fear of arsenical residue.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1929

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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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