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Control of the Northern Fowl Mite on Laying Hens with Shell SD-84471,2

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Shell SIH\Hi (2-chloro-1- (2,4,5-trichlorophenyl) vinyl dimethyl phosphate) applied to caged layers as a 3% dust or as a 0.5% wettable powder (wp) suspension or as an 0.5% emulsified solution combined with 0.05% dichlorvos proved more effective than other concentrations when compared with the standard, 0.5% carbaryl wp suspension for the kill and control of Ornithonyssus sylviarum (Canestrini & Fanzago). Egg production and feed consumption were not significantly affected by the treatments. Excessive treatments with a 75% wp used as a dust and with sprays of 1.25% WP or 1.25% SD 8447 combined with 0.125% dichlorvos did not produce noticeable toxicity.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1969

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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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