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Horn Fly1 and Face Fly1 Control on Beef Cattle Using Back Rubbers and Dust Bags Containing Coumaphos or Fenthion2

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Cooperative studies were conducted at various locations in South Dakota during the summers of 1967 and 1968 to determine effectiveness of dust bags containing 1.0 or 5.0% coumaphos or 5.0% fenthion and back rubbers containing 1.0% coumaphos or 0.25, 0.5, or 1.0% fenthion for controlling horn flies and face flies. Both chemicals, regardless of concentrations, provided good horn fly,Haematobia irritans (L.), control and aided in reducing face fly, Musca autumnalis De Geer, populations. Complete control of face flies was obtained in I experiment using a tank-type back rubber containing 1% fenthion. The degree of horn fly and .face fly control obtained in all experiments was associated closely with utilization of back rubbers and dust bags by cattle.

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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