Ground Application of Ultra-Low-Volume Malathion and Fenthion for Horn Fly1 Control in New Mexico2
Author: KINZER, H. G.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 63, Number 3, June 1970 , pp. 736-739(4)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Ground applications of ultra-low-volume (ULV) formulations of malathion and fenthion applied at 7-day intervals to unrestrained range cattle were evaluated for control of Haematobia irritans (L.). Insecticides were applied on the upwind side of herds with a ULV applicator transported on a pick-up truck. The air blast generated by the applicator plus the natural wind currents carried the insecticides onto the herds.Horn fly populations were reduced an average of 94, 83, and 59% at 1 hour, 2 days, and 7 days, respectively, following ULV malathion treatments applied at an average calibrated truck speed of 2.75 mph, and with an "0" nozzle dispensing 22.5 oz/min of insecticide. With the same speed and an "00" nozzle dispensing 11.3 oz/min, population reduction were 91, 90, and 51% at the same time intervals.Control with ULV fenthion (3.3 oz/min at 2.0 mph) was slightly better than with malathion treatments. Population reductions at 7 days after treatment averaged 70% and gave slightly better population suppression over a 30-day period than did a single application of 0.25% top-line spray of coumaphos.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1970-06-01
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