Arrestant-Feeding Stimulant as an Additive to Shell SD-8447 for Control of Corn Earworm Larvae1 in Sweet Corn2,3

Authors: MCMILLIAN, W. W.; YOUNG, J. R.; WISEMAN, B. R.; SPARKS, A. N.

Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 61, Number 3, June 1968 , pp. 642-644(3)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America

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Abstract:

The mortality of larvae of Heliothis zea (Boddie) on corn seedlings grown in the greenhouse increased significantly when an arrestant-feeding stimulant extracted from sweet corn kernels was mixed with Shell SD-8447 (2-chloro- 1-(2,4,5-trichlorophenyl) vinyl dimethyl phosphate), and Compared with mortality on a check treated with SD-8447 only. Also, damage to com ears decreased significantly when the extract plus SD-8447 was applied to artificially infested sweet corn silks in the field. Thus the incorporation of an arrestant-feeding stimulant with an insecticide would increase the effectiveness of a corn earworm control program.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1968

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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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