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Insecticides Tested for Wireworm Control on Cigar-Wrapper Tobacco1

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Broadcast applications of 17 insecticidal compounds in various formulations were evaluated far control of the southern potato wireworm, Conoderus falli Lane, and the tobacco wireworm, Conoderus vespertinus (F.), on cigarwrapper tobacco. Efficiency of some treatments varied with the density of wireworm infestations and distribution of insecticide in the soil. Ethylene dibromide as recommended for nematode control did not give adequate control of a heavy wireworm infestation. Compounds which gave good results were Bayer 25141 [O,O-diethyl O-p- (methylsulfinyl) phenyl phasphorothioate], diazinon, G5- 13005 [O,O-dimethyl phosphorodithioate S-ester with 4- (mercaptomethyl) -2-methoxy-Δ2-1 ,3,4-thiadiazolin-5-one], KeponeĀ® (decachlorooctahydro-1,3,4-metheno-2H-cydobuta- [cd]pentalen-2-one), N-2790 (O-ethyl--phenyl-ethylphosphonodithioate), Niagara 9203 [O,O-dimethyl phosphorothioate S-ester with 3-(mercaptomethyl)-2-benzoxazolinone], and parathion. None of the compounds were phytotoxic except Niagara 10242 (2,3-dihvdro-2,2-dimethyl-7-benzo- furanyl methylcarbamate), which caused considerable chlorosis, deformity, and necrosis in the tobacco foliage.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 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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