An Outline of Recent Progress in Stored-Products Entomology1

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Research on storage insects became firmly established in this country about 1894 by F. H. Chittenden, working in the Bureau of Entomology, U. S. Department of Agriculture. Subsequent federal leaders in the field have been E. A. Back, Randall Latta, and Lyman S. Henderson. Most rapid progress in a continuing search for better fumigants was made by R. T. Cotton and R. C. Roak between 1925 and 1930. For an interval of 18 years, from 1934 through 1951, work on stored-products insects was distributed among other division of the Bureau.

The parts played by entomologist in the various States, by systematists, by workers with commercial companies, and by the Food and Drug Administration are discussed. Stored-products insects research in other countries is outlined and special mention Is made of the leadership being shown by entomologists in Canada, England, India, and Japan.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1964

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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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