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Progress in Phony Peach Disease Eradication

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The phony peach disease is an infectious systemic disease for which no cure of the diseased tree is known. It is now known to occur in twelve Southern States and in Illinois. It is generally present and severe in Georgia and South Alabama; during the last few years more than a million trees have been either pulled or abandoned and many growers have been forced out of production. Individual cases are widely scattered throughout all of the other Gulf States but its result~ in these areas are not yet commercially destructive; very few infections have been found in the remaining states, namely Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Illinois. An eradication campaign was begun, in 1929, by the Federal Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the State of Georgia, which at that time was the only state in which the phony disease had been recognized. This work has been continued and extended to all areas now known to be infected.

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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