Insecticides for Tobacco Flea Beetle Control on Cigar-Wrapper Tobacco


Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 58, Number 4, August 1965 , pp. 730-732(3)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America

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Several insecticides were evaluated for control of 1st- and 2nd-brood adults of the tobacco flea beetle, Epitrix hirtipennis (Melsheimer), on cigar-wrapper tobacco. Beetle tolerance to DDT and endrin was indicated, while Zectran® (4-dimethylamino-3,5-xylyl methylcarbamate) gave best protection from injury. The 1st brood injured a larger number of harvestable leaves than the 2nd.

Phytotoxic treatments were Baygon® (carbamic acid, methyl-, o-isopropoxyphenyl ester), Du-Ter® (triphenyl tin hydroxide), parathion + carbaryl, and SD 8447 (phosphoric acid, 2-chloro-1- (2,4,5-trichlorophenyl) vinyl dimethyl ester). Applications of Banol® (3,4-xylenol, 6- chloro-methylcarbamate) or Bayer 44646 (4-dimethylamino-m-tolyl methylcarbamate) when followed with parathion caused an increase in phytotoxicity, which indicated incompatibility. A saprophytic fungus (Botrytiscinerea Persoon), propagating on a tobacco stem diluent, caused severe chlorosis and necrosis.

Thorny-amaranth, Amaranthus spinosus Linnaeus, and Florida-beggarweed, Meiobomia purpurea Vail, were discovered as 2 new hosts of the beetle.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 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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