Studies with Several Systemic Insecticides for the Control of Azalea Lace Bugs

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Dimethoate, Di-Syston®(O,O-diethyl S-2-(ethylthio)ethyl phosphorodithioate) and phorate granules applied to the soil surface under azalea plants controlled two broods of azalea lace bugs (Stephanitis pyrioides Scott) with a single application. The initial control brought about by the use of these chemicals seems to he caused hy vapors. Ph orate did not give systemic control when worked into azalea beds.

No phytotoxicity was observed from any treatment nor was there any deterrent to the rooting response of cuttings treated with demeton, Di-Syston or phorate.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 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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