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Using oviposition as a measure of the preference of the cabbage maggot, Hylemya brassicae (Bouche), for various hosts in the family Cruciferae, the following species were compared: turnip, rutabaga, radish, cauliflower and black mustard. Significantly higher numbers of eggs were taken throughout the season from rutabaga and turnip than from radish and mustard and t he fewest eggs were taken from cauliflower plants. Radish appeared to he particularly susceptible to oviposition for a very short period. Mustard growing as a weed would appear to be a significant source of second-generation maggots attacking cruciferous root crops later in the season.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1, 1962
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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.