Investigations of Pink Bollworm Resistance to DDT in Mexico and the United States

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Resistance of the pink bollworm, Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders), to DDT in Mexico was first reported by Lowry and Tsao (1961). These earlier investigations pointed up a need for additional information on the extent of DDT resistance in Mexico and continual surveillance for the development of pink bollworm and other cotton pest resistance to insecticides in the United States. Thus, beginning late in 1961 and terminating in the spring of 1963, tests were conducted in which pink bollworm moths originating at widely separated geographic points, including 1 new location in Mexico and several new areas in the United States, were assayed for resistance to DDT.

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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