Hydrated Lime in Summer Sprays for the Control of the Oriental Fruit Moth

Authors: STEARN, L. A.; NEISWANDE, R. B.

Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 22, Number 4, August 1929 , pp. 657-660(4)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America

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The results of laboratory tests and orchard spraying experiments conducted in Ohio during 1928 indicate that heavy applications of hydrated lime either alone or in combination with insecticides offer promise as a control for the Oriental Fruit Moth (Laspeyresia molesta Busck). Such sprays act as a physical and mechanical hindrance to oviposition, hatching and larval entry. In one orchard, the main crop variety, Elberta, was harvested with 91 per cent marketable and 85 per cent absolutely clean fruit, a reduction of 47 per cent in injured fruit and a decrease of 76 per cent in infestation in favor of the experimental treatment.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 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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