Mercury Salts As Soil Insecticides


Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 22, Number 2, April 1929 , pp. 335-340(6)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America

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Various salts of mercury have been found effective in checking injury by such soil inhabiting pests as the cabbage maggot (Iiylemyia brassicae), the carrot rust fly (Psila rosae), and the onion maggot (Ilylemyia antique).

Of the various compounds examined mercurous chloride is especially noteworthy, as much on account of its great safety to the crop treated as because of its efficiency as an insecticide.

Mercurous chloride promises to be an exceedingly useful insecticide, particularly in the treatment of tender crops such as cauliflower and celery seedbeds, as well as in certain types of greenhouse work.

In addition to its insecticidal properties, mercurous chloride also appears to have considerable fungicidal value in checking certain seedbed diseases.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 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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