Field Control of Cotton Mites with Aramite Aerial Spray in California1

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A phytotoxicity study with six potential spray oils was conducted on young Acala 4-42 cotton plants. Mobil GPD 1442 was found to be nonphytotoxic under the conditions of the test. Two emulsion concentrates and one oil solution formulation of Aramite® (2-(p-tert-butylphenoxy)-1-methylcthyl 2-chloroethyl sulfite) were tested for phytotoxic reaction to field cotton. One emulsion concentrate formulation, containing 8 pounds of Aramite per gallon, was found to be of a low order of phytotoxicity under the conditions of the test. This formulation was field-tested applying 1.5 pounds of Aramite in 10 to 15 gallons of water per acre by Stearman bi-plane aircraft. Three species of phytophagous miles on cotton were controlled in all five field test locations.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1960

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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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