The Environment of an Insect Field Cage1
Authors: HAND, LEONARD F.; KEASTER, ARMON J.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 60, Number 4, August 1967 , pp. 910-915(6)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Measurements of temperature, relative humidity, precipitation, evaporation, and wind were made inside and outside a saran 20-mesh per 2,54-cm screen insect field cage to determine environmental alterations caused by the screened enclosure. No significant changes in temperature and relative humidity were detected. Solar radiation was reduced by 19%. Rainfall measured inside the cage totaled 16% less than that of the exterior gauge. Wind speed inside averaged 51.5% less than that measured outside through the sampling period. About 20% less water was evaporated from a white bulb atmometer inside the cage than from one exposed outside.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 1, 1967
- 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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