An Effort in Practical Control of Codling Moth in a Missouri Apple District

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This paper reviews the results of three months cooperative effort against the codling moth (Carpocapsa pomonella) in an infested district near Waverly, Missouri. This cooperation existed between a group of growers whose properties involved a total of over 1,000 acres of bearing apple trees, the Missouri College of Agriculture, and the Missouri Pacific Railway Company. In the season of 1928, the year previous to this effort, the percentage of infested fruit in the district from codling moth at picking time was fairly high. In 1929 at the end of the picking season, in spite of a rainy, cold season, which made it impossible to keep a cover of spray material on the fruit and foliage, the growers were agreed that they harvested an increased percentage of clean fruit and that they had been saved the expense of one spray.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 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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