Control of the Pickleworm on Cucurbits1

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Results from a series of field experiments confirmed the effectiveness of carbaryl and lindane for control of the, Diaphania nitidatis (Stoll), on squash, can- taloupes, and cucumbers. Other materials found to be highly effective against this insect were endosulfan, GC 6506 (dimethyl p- (methylthio) phenyl phosphate), GS 13005 (O,O-dimcthyl phosphorodithioale S-ester with 4- (mercaptomethyl) -2-mcthoxy-Δ2-1,3,4-thiadiazolin-5-one) ,and NIA 10242 (2,3-dihydro-2,2-dimethyl-7-benzofuranyl methylcarbamate) , applied weekly as foliar sprays. Fungicides significantly reduced pickleworm injury to cantaloupes and cucumbers. Seed treatments with systemic insecticides failed to control the pickleworm on squash.

Repeated applications of insecticides at recommended and accelerated rates had no adverse effect on squash or cantaloupe yield.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 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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