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Field Tests of Chemicals for Control of the European Corn Borer1,2,3

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Four field tests were made with 1st- and 2 with 2nd-generation Ostrinia nubilalis (Hubner) on field corn during 1966 and 1967 to compare the control obtained with 27 chemicals applied at various rates and in several formulations. Chemicals producing control equal to that obtained with 1 lb DDT per acre (pounds active ingredient per acre in parentheses) were: phorate (1), diazinon (1), Dursban® (O,O-diethyl 0-3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridyl phosphorothioate) (0.25), Furadan® (Niagara NIA-10242) (2,3-dihydro-2-2-dimethyl-7-benzofuranyl methylcarbamate) (0.25), EPN (O-ethyl O-p-nitrophenyl phenylphosphonothioate) (0.25), Azodrin® (3-hydroxy-N-methyl-cis-crotonamide dimethyl phosphate) (0.50), Gardona® (Shell SD-8447) - (2-chloro-1- (2,4,5-trichlorophenyl) vinyl dimethyl phosphate) (0.75), Hercules 14503 (O,O-diethyl phosphorodithioate S-ester with N- (2-chkoro-1-mercaptoethyl) - phthalimide) (1.25), American Cyanamid CL-47470 (cyclic propylene (diethoxyphosphinyl) dithioimidocarbonate) (1), Stauffer N-2790 (O-ethyl S-phenyl ethylphosphonodithioate) (0.75), parathion (0.5), a mixture of parathion + endrin (0.5 + 0.1) , and a mixture of parathion + heptachlor (0.5 + 0.5) .

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 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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