Early Planting Date Reduces Damage by the Southwestern Corn Borer1 in Mississippi2

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At State College and Stoneville, Mississippi, in 1961-63, 6 corn hybrids were used to determine the planting date for corn that would eliminate the most damage by the southwestern corn borer,Zeadiatrea grandiosella (Dyar). Planting dates were of greater value than hybrid corn in reducing amount of damage. Corn planted as early as March 22 had the least insect damage and produced the greatest yield.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 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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