Soil Treatment with Disulfoton Against Certain Insect Pests of Cigar-Wrapper Tobacco1,2
Authors: GENTRY, C. R.; KINCAID, R. R.; BOWMAN, M. C.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 63, Number 4, August 1970 , pp. 1140-1142(3)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Disulfoton was applied as soil treatments to control certain insect pests of cigar-wrapper tobacco in the Georgia- Florida area. Band applications gave the best control of the green peach aphid, Myzus persicae (Sulzer), and the highest yield and crop index. However, broadcast applications gave the highest grade index. Combined band and sidedress applications gave the best control of the tobacco flea beetle, Epitrix hirtipennis (Melsheimer), and some control of the cabbage looper, Trichoplusia ni (Hübner) , and the tobacco bud worm, Heliothis virescens (F.). No treatments gave satisfactory control of coarse root disease caused primarily by nematodes, Pratylenchus spp.
Disulfoton, which is toxic to cabbage looper larvae, was not detected in the leaves of treated tobacco, but certain of its metabolites that are much less toxic were present.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 1, 1970
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