Experiments with Derris and Cubé Dusts for Pea Weevil Control
Authors: BRINDLEY, T. A.; HINMAN, F. G.; FISHER, R. A.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 33, Number 6, December 1940 , pp. 881-886(6)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Prior to the summer of 1934 insecticides were considered to be of little value in the control of the pea weevil, Bruchus pisorum (L.). In that year calcium arsenate was used to some extent in the Willamette Valley in Oregon, and Larson et. al. (1938) showed that when it was applied to Austrian Winter field peas, although weevil populations were not eliminated, the germination and weight of the peas were increased to the point where they would pass regulatory measures in these respects. Laboratory and field tests in the seed-pea areas near Moscow, Idaho, showed calcium arsenate to be ineffective, More recent experiments with several other insecticides, however, demonstrated that derris and cube dusts were effective, and these materials have since been used in the commercial control of the weevil.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 1, 1940
- 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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