Apple Maggot Control Studies with Soil Insecticides1

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The effectiveness of several soil insecticides, applied to the sad in replicated plots, was evaluated for the control of the soil-inhabiting stages of the apple maggot, Rhagoletis pomonella (Walsh). The results of 1 year's study are reported. Endrin effected 96% reduction over the check. This reduction was significantly different from that given by dieldrin, aldrin, and heptachlor. The latter materials gave 66%, 63% and 60% reduction, respectively. As endrin has already been accepted as an orchard rodenticide, its possibilities as a control measure for the apple maggot through soil applications is further enhanced. Its future, however, is contingent upon its residual control, a phase of research that is being continued.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 1959

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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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