At the Kerrville, Texas, laboratory, hundreds of chemicals are tested annually to find insecticides that will give better control of biting flies than those currently recommended by the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Although the Department recommends a number of insecticides for control of horn flies (Siphona irritans (L.)), their use is limited either by a short period of effectiveness or because of the residues that appear in meat or milk of treated animals.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 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.