Control of Root Maggots on Radish, Turnip, and Rutabaga in Wisconsin

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Abstract:

Experimental plantings of three cruciferous root crops, radish, turnip and rutabaga, indicated that heptachlor applied in various ways gave the most consistently good control of root maggots (Hylemya spp.).

A comparison of different methods of application for maggot control in radish and turnip showed that the best materials gave the highest degree of maggot control as seed or furrow treatments to radish, and as furrow treatments to turnip.

The efficiency of a number of insecticides for control was compared by furrow treatment to turnip. Heptachlor or aldrin at 1 pound actual toxicant per acre gave more effective control than any of the other materials used. Similarly, as broadcast treatments to rutabagas made before planting and mixed with the top 3 inches of the soil, heptachlor and aldrin at 2 pounds actual toxicant per acre were the most effective control agents.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 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.
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