Residual Activity of Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Insecticides in Permanent Turf for European Chafer Control
Authors: Gambrell, F. L.; Tashiro, H.; Mack, G. L.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 61, Number 6, 16 December 1968 , pp. 1508-1511(4)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:DDT at 25 and 50 lb; chlordane at 10 and 20 lb; lindane at 2.5, 5, and 10 lb; heptachlor at 2.5 and 5 lb; and aldrin and dieldrin at 3 and 6 lb per acre were applied to permanent turf to determine their residual activity to Amphimallon majalis (Razoumowsky) grubs. The 1951 DDT treatments were ineffective even after the 1st season and inconsistent with previous studies, but the 1954 treatments performed as expected. Lindane gave 90+% grub control for 1, 2, and 4 seasons from the lowest to the highest dosages, respectively. Both dosages of chlordane, heptachlor, and aldrin provided excellent to adequate (89+%) control for 8 seasons. Dieldrin completely eliminated the grubs for 8 seasons. The maximum duration of grub control with these 4 effective compounds was not determined, because the study was terminated before there was any loss in effectiveness.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 16, 1968
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