Herbicide-Insecticide Formulations for Control of the American Dog Tick1
Authors: MCKIEL, J. A.; DEVER, D. A.; PROCTOR, J. R.; GARIE, M. B.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 60, Number 6, December 1967 , pp. 1570-1572(3)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Three formulations involving 2 insecticides, lindane and DDT, and the herbicides 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T were developed for testing for control of the American dog tick, Dermacentor variabilis (Say), and brush along roadsides. The herbicide-lindane preparations were applied at the rates of 0.2 and 0.4 lb of active insecticide per acre and the herbicide-DDT at 2 lb of active insecticide per acre.
By the 4th day after being sprayed, the 3 formulations produced significant reductions in tick numbers relative to control plots. However, by the 19th day, the effective control of the herbicide-lindane formulations at 0.2 and 0.4 lb per acre was only 54 and 63%, respectively, whereas the herbicide-DDT formulation provided 91 % control.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1967-12-01
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