Endosulfan and Lindane Residues on the Trunk Bark of Theobroma cacao for the Control of Xyleborus ferrugineus1

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The residual effectiveness of endosulfan and lindane on cacao tree trunks for the control of Xyleborus ferrugineus (F.) was studied at 3 locations in Costa Rica during 1962 and 1963. Sufficient endosulfan residue for beetle control was demonstrated on individual trees for 20 weeks after treatment, but rain caused variation in the residue present among trees. Lindane residue diminished rapidly after 4 weeks.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1967

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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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