Insecticidal Control of the Hessian Fly1

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Several organophosphate systemic insecticides were field-tested further in 1957, 1958, and 1959 as a control for the Hessian fly, Phyto phaga destructor (Say). The materials used were: Am. Cyanamid 12008 (O,O-diethyl S-(isopropylthio)methyl phosphorodithioate), Di-Syston® (O,O-diethyl S-2-(ethylthio)ethyl phosphorodithioate) and prorate (formerly known as Thimet). These materials were applied with fertilizer from a standard grain-drill at planting time about 1 month before the fly-free date. Seed treatments were also included in some experiments for comparison. One-pound rates of prorate gave excellent protection from Hessian fly attack over long exposure periods. Materials applied with fertilizer significantly increased both forage and grain yields at the 1-pound rate of application.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 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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