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Greenhouse and Field Tests for the Control of the Gladiolus Thrips) (Taeniothrips GladioliM. & S.)

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The gladiolus thrips probably does not pass the winter in the fields in large numbers in New Jersey. The destruction of waste corms, volunteer plants and other rubbish in and surrounding the field is advisable. The destruction of the thrips on corms in storage may be accomplished by a number of methods such as dipping in mercury compounds, nicotine solutions, fumigating with naphthalene, nicotine dust, pyrethrum dust, calcium cyanide and other materials. In controlling the thrips on the foliage it is necessary to start early, and spray frequently. Dusts containing pyrethrins or rotenone, applied either as dusts or as wet sprays, were more effective than liquid sprays containing either pyrethrins or rotenone. The brown sugar, Paris green and water spray is said to be very effective and considerably cheaper than many other sprays.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1933

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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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