Evaluation of Insecticides for Tomato Suckfly Control

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Suckflies, are mainly pests of tobacco as noted by Brown (1950) and Gilmore (1949, 1950), but are often detrimental to tomatoes as noted by Jones (1933) and Clark (1934), who obtained control with dusting sulfur. Gilmore's work (1949, 1950) with the suckfly on tobacco showed that one quarter pound of parathion, 1 pint of 10% tetraethyl pyrophosphate solution in 100 gallons of water at the rate of 80 gallons per acre, and 12 to 15 pounds of a 20% toxaphene dust were effective, but only for a few days. Wene (1949) found that dusts containing DDT-sulphur chlordane, methoxychlor, lindane, toxaphene or parathion were effective in controlling suckflies on tomatoes in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. The object of the present study was to compare 16 of the more recently developed insecticides for control of the tomato suckfly, Crytopeltis notatus (Distant), attacking tomatoes.

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.
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