Biological and Control Studies on the Clover Leafhopper

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The clover leafhopper, Aceratagallia sanguinolenta Prov., has for some years been recognized as a pest on clover. Since the discovery by Black (1934) that it is certainly one, if not the only, vector of the yellow dwarf virus of potato it has been the subject of further studies in a project conducted jointly by the departments of Plant Pathology and Entomology at Cornell University. Since potato yellow dwarf caused considerable losses in New York in the early years of the present decade it was decided that the life history of the vector should be determined for this region and experiments conducted in artificial control. The present writing is therefore a brief summary of experiments along these lines as conducted in western New York during the past four summers.

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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