For many years greenhouse operators who force Easter lily bulbs (Lilium longiflorum) have been troubled by bulb mites, Rhizoglyphus hyacinthi Bdv., attacking the plants. The mites tunnel the stems at the ground lovel, causing them to lean or break at that point. Lily plants that fail to develop properly are also often infested in the lower stem region. It has been generally assumed in entomological literature that such attack is primary in nature, and control of the mites is recommended.
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.