Experiments for Early-Season Control of the Green Peach Aphid on Tobacco1
Author: DOMINICK, C. B.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 53, Number 6, December 1960 , pp. 1099-1101(3)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Experiments were conducted for early-season control of the green peach aphid, Myzus persicae (Sulz.), on flue-cured tobacco with systemic insecticides employed before or at transplanting time, and aphid buildup studies were made following two field applications of several insecticides used in a preventive schedule for the control of other insects. Phorate and demeton applied in of about 6 weeks. Phorate employed as a plantbed drench and as a post-transplanting foliage spray gave poor results. Dimethoate and Am. Cyanamid 18706 (S-(N-ethylcarbamoylmethyl) O,O-dimethyl phosphorodithioate) applied in transplanting water, is rather limited; thus commercial usage is not recommended.
As foliage sprays applied in a two application schedule, Guthion® (O,O-dimethyl S-(4-oxo-1,2,3-benzotriazin-3- (4H)- ylmethyl) phosphorodithioate), Thiodan® (6,7,8,9, 10,10-hexa- chloro-1, 5, 5a,6,9, 9a-hexahydro-6, 9-methano-2, 4, 8-benzodioxathiepin- 3-oxide), endrin, and Shell SD 4402 (1,3,4,5,6,7,8,8- octaehloro-3a,4, 7,7a-tetrahydro-4, 7-methanophthalan) grcatly reduced the buildup of the green peach aphid. Dipterex® (dimethyl 2,2,2-triehloro-1-hydroxyethylphosphonate), TDE, Sevin®(1-naphthyl methylearbamate), and Kepone®(deeaehlorooctahydro-1,3, 4-metheno-2H -eyclobuta[cd]pentalen -2-one) gave relatively poor results in preventing a buildup of the inseet. In the dust form, Thiodan, Guthion, and endrin gave good control but Sevin, TDE, and Dipterex permitted moderate green peach aphid buildup.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1960-12-01
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