The Efficiency of Various Insecticides in Controlling the Bud Moth

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The eye-spotted bud moth is a major apple pest in certain sections of western New York. Severe infestations are capable of defoliating orchards and destroying the crop. There are two periods when effective treatment may be practiced, namely, early in the spring when the over wintering larvae become active and during the summer when the eggs are hatching. In heavily infested orchards nicotine was the only material used to which the over wintering larvae were noticeably susceptible. Lead arsenate was apparently of little value early in the season, but in the summer during the egg hatching period thoro applications of either lead arsenate or nicotine were effective.

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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