The Entomologist In Relation To Cotton Insect Problems of Today

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Publicity given cotton insects in recent years has created an impression of great increase in damage, but statistics indicate that while there has been some little tendency of the sort, this impression has been largely created because the farmers have become more observant of their insect problems. Some form of reasonably profitable control measure is available for all major pests but recent developments producing overlapping infestations of several pests in the same field have brought about such a complicated situation that timely localized advice is frequently needed. The U. S. Bureau of Entomology has been testing an experimental cooperation with the research and extension workers in the States of South Carolina and Oklahoma of insect activity are mad where weekly field surveys e and used as a basis for prompt advice to the farmers. The experience gained warrants the belief that some similar system could be used to advantage in many other sections of the cotton belt.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 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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