Integrated Control of the Greenhouse Whitefly1 on Cucumbers1

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Oxythioquinox was the only 1 of 5 chemicals recommended for control of Trialeurodes vaporariorum (West - wood) which was not toxic to its chalcid parasite Encarsia Formosa Gahan. Oxythioquinox at 0.01 % killed 50% of whitefly adults, about 80% of the eggs, and also controlled cucumber powdery mildew. An integrated control program with a parasite release followed by 3 oxythioquinox sprays at 2-week intervals provided whitefly control, and the parasite numbers increased rapidly.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1970

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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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