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Rotenone has been shown to be more toxic than nicotine when applied as a contact insecticide to Aphis rumicis and mosquito larvae. Deterioration in either acetone or alcohol stock solutions was not detected in these tests of toxicity. The effect of acid or alkali added to rotenone suspensions has been investigated and discussed in connection with the spreaders, sodium fish-oil soap and saponin.
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.