Fumigation with Propylene Dichloride Mixture Agains Pyrausta Nubilalis Hubn.

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Propylene dichloride mixture used at the rate of two pounds to one hundred cubic feet of space gave a complete kill of European Corn Borer naturally established in sections of cornstalk. The shortest time for positive treatment was found to be twenty-four hours at temperatures from sixty degrees to seventy-eight degrees Fahrenheit, although many borers were killed in an eighteen-hour exposure. This information indicates the possibility of developing a method for treatment of materials (particularly truck-crop produce) prior to movement from infested to non-infested areas.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 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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