The Initiation of Entomological Extension Work in Haiti

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Many unique difficulties attended the initiation of entomological extension work in Haiti, the most obvious being that none of the major crops had important insect pests susceptible to artificial control. Only by working with the insects attacking ornamentals and minor crops grown for local consumption could an entirely inexperienced and constantly changing personnel obtain the desired experience. However, after three years of diversified and more or less preliminary work, a reasonably competent and amply equipped force of men was promptly available to demonstrate methods of control of the numerous pests of tobacco when a change in the tariff suddenly and very greatly stimulated the production of this crop.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1931

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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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