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Apparatus and Procedure for Separation of Corn Rootworm Eggs from Soil

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A procedure and apparatus were developed for the separation of corn rootworm eggs from the soil. A soil sample containing rootworm egg was placed into a 1-gallon jar containing sodium hypochlorite and water. To aid in dispersal of the soil, the jar containing the soil sample was rotated on a ball mill. After rotation the sample was taken to the egg-separation apparatus and processed. The residuum was floated in water and magnesium sulfate to eliminate most of the extraneous matter.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 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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