Field Testing Candidate Insecticides on Radish, Cabbage, and Cauliflower for Control of the Cabbage Maggot in New York State

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New and standard insecticides were evaluated for control of Hylemya brassicae (Bouché) on radish, cabbage, and cauliflower.

Insecticides were broadcast as preplanting soil treatments, placed in the seed furrow at planting, and applied as postemergence drenches on radish. Of new materials tested, Bayer 37289 (O-ethyl O-2,4,5-trichlorophenyl ethylphosphonothioate), Dasanit® (O,O-diethyl O-[p- (methyl sulfinyl) phenyl] phosphorothioate), Dyfonate® (O-ethyl S-phenyl ethylphosphonodithioate), and carbofuran gave more consistent control than diazinon, which is currently recommended for cabbage maggot control. Furrow and drench methods of application were better than broadcast treatment, judged by the levels of control achieved.

Combinations of setting solutions including water, water and diazinon, water and starter, water and diazinon and starter, applied with transplants during the setting of cabbage, were compared with transplants set with no treatment. Although diazinon provided good control of maggot this control was not accompanied by a significant increase in yield at harvest.

Of candidate insecticides applied as drenches to cauliflower, Dyfonate, diazinon, and Bayer 37289 achieved the most promising levels of cabbage maggot control.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 16, 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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