Some Tendencies in Modern Economic Entomological Research

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To meet his problems the economic entomologist must he looking- ever more deeply into the nature of insect life and its reaction to the physical and biological environment in which it is found. His sweep of basic information must involve a working knowledge of the principles of physics, chemistry, biology and entomology. He must not neglect any phase of entomology as being unimportant for his purposes. His organization for research must involve the physical, chemical, biological points of view as well as the taxonomic, structural, developmental and physiological standpoints of his specialty. The fields of chemical control is now coming into its own. The field of biological control is just opening up as is also the field of physical control. The opportunities for accomplishment in public service through economic entomological endeavor never were greater but the difficulty of the problems involved is constantly increasing and demanding greater and greater keenness.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1930

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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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