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Experimental Insecticides Applied as Sprays to Control Thrips1 and the Cotton Fleahopper2,3,4

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In field experiments Bidrin® (3-hydroxy-N,N dimethyl-cis- crotonamide dimethyl phosphate), Shell SD-9129 (dimethyl phosphate ester with 3-hydroxy-N-methyl-cis-crotonamide), and Mobil MCA-6oo (benzo[b] thien-4-yl methylcarbamatc) compared favorably in control of thrips (Frankiniella sp.) with carbaryl. and American Cyanamid CL-47470 [cyclic propylene (diethoxyphosphinyl) clithioimidocarbonate], CL-47031 [cyclic ethylene (diethoxyphosphinyl) dithioimidocarbonate[, and phosphamidon were as effective as toxaphene + DDT. Bidrin, Geigy GS-13005 [O,O-dimethyl phosphorodithioate S-cster with 4- (mer- captomethyl) -2-methoxy-△"- 1,3,4-thiadiazolin-5.onc]. MCA- 600. and SD-9129 gave control of the cotlon fleahoppcr. Psallus seriatus (Rcuter), equal to that obtained with toxaphene + DDT.

A comparison of visual plant terminal inspcction and a vacllum machine for sampling the cotton fleahoppcr population indicatcd that the visual method was the most efficicnt [or sampling nymphs.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 1966

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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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