More than 40 years ago the late Dr. Stephen A. Forbes wrote in part as follows: “It is not the facts of entomology we discover, but those which we persuade the farmer, the gardener or the fruit grower to use diligently for the protection or the preservation of his crops, which make our entomology economic. To bring a result to bear on the practice of one man when a thousand are suffering from the want of it is to fail 99.9 per cent of our proper undertaking. We must first do exhaustive, conclusive, practical economic work, and then we must find means to get that work utilized or it is an economic dead loss.”
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1, 1939
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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.