Organization and Progress of Pink Bollworm Research Investigations

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The pink bollworm having become sufficiently abundant in extreme Southwest Texas to permit research investigations, the Bureau of Entomology in cooperation with the Texas State Experiment Station has inaugurated a series of studies dealing with all possible phases of life history and biology in that territory. Headquarters of this work are at E1 Paso, Texas, with several field laboratories in Southwestern Texas and Northern Mexico. Some of the most interesting results so far have been in connection with the migratory habits of the species and it has been found that the moths have a distinct migratory period, starting about the first of September and continuing until frost. Airplane collections showed moths present at considerable altitudes in the upper air and it is evident that wind transportation may be an important factor in spread.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 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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