Soil Injection as a Means of Applying Systemic Acaricides to Fruit Trees1
Author: CLEVELAND, MERRILL L.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 53, Number 1, February 1960 , pp. 144-146(3)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Field trials in 1957 of the injection of 6 gallons of water containing 9 ounces of demeton, phorate, formerly designated Thimet®(O, O-diethyl S-(ethylthio)methyl phosphorodithioate), or Chipman R-6199 (O, O-diethyl S-(2-diethylamino)-ethyl phosphorothioate [hydrogen oxalate salt]), into the soil under mature Grimes apple trees indicated that mites on apple trees might be controlled by this method of using systemic acaricides. Further studies at two locations in 1968 demonstrated that phorate was very effective when used in this manner and was superior to Chipman R-6199. Two devices for making such injections are described.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1, 1960
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