Host Plants and Seasonal Development of the European Corn Borer in New Jersey

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The presence of the European corn borer, Pyrausta nubilalis (Hbn.), in New Jersey was first recorded in 1926 and, although the insect could be found over much of the state by 1932, the infestation in corn that year averaged less than one borer per 100 plants. By 1934 infestation in the south central counties of Monmouth, Ocean, Burlington and Atlantic had increased considerably but was still low, averaging only 12 borers per 100 plants for that area. In 1935 damage was evident in the more heavily infested fields. Infestation continued to increase steadily and, in 1937, the losses in fields of highest infestation were so serious that a number of growers reduced their corn acreage and a few farmers discontinued growing this crop.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 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.
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