Enforcement of the European Corn Borer Quarantine in 1928
Author: WORTHLEY, L. H.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 22, Number 3, June 1929 , pp. 470-474(5)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Enforcement of the European corn borer quarantine in 1928 consisted in the operation of 179 quarantine posts in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. These lines covered a frontage of approximately 1450 miles. Lines were operated similar to what they have been in previous years. 6,873,961 automobiles were stopped and searched this season. Season of operation was from July 18 to September 30th and required the services of 612 men. 327,288 ears of corn were taken at the lines. In the western area 390 borers were found in 370 ears of corn confiscated; in the central area 242 borers were found in confiscated material. Co-operation we received at the lines was very excellent. Quarantine work in the Boston market district was quite strenuous during the season. Lima beans were found to be severely infested and as many as 365 borers were found in one bushel of beans. In one instance 35 ears of corn contained 34 borers, destined to a point in central New Jersey. During the period January 1, 1928 to December 1, 1928, we inspected and certified 4,012,546 bushels of grain and seed corn.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1929-06-01
- 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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