Insecticide Tests for Control of the Army Cutworm Attacking Wheat in Western Kansas

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Field tests were conducted in westein Kansas during 1963 to evaluate the effectiveness of various insecticides for the control of the army cutworm, Chorizagrotis auxiliaris (Grote), infesting winter wheat. Endosulfan at 0.5, endrin at 0.2, and dieldrin at 0.375 lb active ingredient per acre were more effective than the other materials tested. Better control was obtained by aerial application than by ground application, probably because larger plots resulted in less reinfestation from untreated plots.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1965

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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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