Control of Several Late-Season Cotton Pests in Field Experiments in 1962

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Stauffer R-1504 and a 1:1 mixture of Guthion plus ethyl Guthion compared favorably in control of the boll weevil, Anthonomus grandis Boheman, with Guthion plus DDT. Monsanto CP-40294 and Bayer 29493 plus DDT were less effective. Zectran and Bayer 37344 gave boll weevil control comparable to that obtained with Sevin. Zectran was as effective against the bollworm, Heliothis zea (Boddie), as Sevin or endrin plus DDT. Bayer 89007, mirex, and Bayer 44646 were less effective against the bollworm than toxaphene plus DDT. Zectran and Bayer 44646 gave good control of the cabbage looper, Trichoplusia ni (Hübner). A polyhedral virus showed promise in control of this insect. Parathion, Bayer 29493, Staufler R-1504, Guthion plus ethyl Guthion, Guthion, and Shell SD-3562 were more effective 1 and 5 days after treatment against the desert spider mite, Tetranychus desertorum Banks, than tetradifon. However, control

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 1963

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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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