Control of Spider Mites on Cotton1

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Experiments were conducted on the chemical control of a Held population of Tetranychus telarius (L.) on cotton, suspected of being resistant to organophosphorous miticides. Varying degrees of resistance by this spider mite were exhibited to demeton, ethion, carbophenothion, Bidrin ® (3 - hydroxy -N, N - dimethyl-cis-croton-amide dimethyl phosphate), and phorate. Other types of miticides such as Aramite® (2 (p-tert-butylphenoxy) isopropyl-2- chloroethyl suIrite) , chlorobenzilate, and Kelthane®(1,1- bis (p-chlorophenyl) -2,2,2-trichloroethanol) were found to have retained their effectiveness against this species. However, these materials were not so effective as the organophosphorous miticides were prior to the development of a resistant strain.

Furthermore, field surveys revealed that difficulties in controlling either resistant or susceptible mites were induced largely by the failure to utilize cultural and natural controls

On the basis of field observations, control of T. atlanticus McGregor with organophosphorous acaricides was not so good as that obtained in previous years.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 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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