An Improved Method of Applying Insecticidal Dusts

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This paper describes a method of dispersing insecticidal, or fungicidal, dusts, with liquid adhesives, so that a uniform, controlled dispersion rate may be maintained under varied conditions, and adherence of the finely divided particles of insecticides to foliage may be obtained. The principle involved in this method is such that the process may be used in conjunction with aircraft in combating insects or plant diseases, or it may be adapted for use with relatively slow moving ground equipment of the type generally used in the treatment of truck and orchard crops.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 1940

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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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