Bacillus thuringiensis Against Pink Boll worms1 on Cotton in Field Cages2 ,3

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A commercial preparation of Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner (Thuricidc®, S8-141, Lot D01801) was applied early in the season and evaluated for control of Pectunophora (Saunders) on cotton in 6x6x36-foot Held cages. The reduction in the population was judged by reduction in the number of rosettes and number of mines and the increased number of bolls. In the control, 80% of the bolls were infested compared with 40 and 10% in cages treated with I and 2 quarts of microbial insecticide per acre, respectively.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 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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