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Experimental Ultra-low-Volume Ground Equipment for Insect Control on Cotton1,2

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Experimental ultra-low-volume ground equipment developed for spraying sweet corn was modified and tested for spraying cotton. A wide angle nozzle tip (160°) was developed to give lateral canopy coverage to the plants. One nozzle per row positioned to spray downward from 6 inches above the plants resulted in insect control equal to that obtained with conventional equipmentunder heavy insect pressure. Yield data showed no significant differences among equipment or materials used. However, plots treated with the TULV sprayer using malathion - ambithion (0,0 -dimethyl 0-4- nitro- m - tolyl phosphorothioate) and malathion-methyl parathion consistently produced the highest yields

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 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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