Field Control of the Nantucket Pine Tip Moth by the Nematode DD-1361,2

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Field investigations showed that the nematode DD-136 would kill Rhyacionia frustrana (Comstock) larvae under natural conditions. More first-generation tip moth larvae were killed than second or third. Nematode suspensions were aided in effectiveness by addition of 10% glycerin and to a lesser degree by addition of wetting agents or spreader-stickers, namely, 2% solution of Emgard 2050, Sole-onic CDS, and IGEPON AP-78. However, it was concluded that under the conditions of this study, DD-136 did not provide sufficient control of the Nantucket pine tip moth to recommend its use.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 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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