Field and Laboratory Evaluations of Insecticides for Control of the Tomato Pinworm1,2
Authors: BATISTE, WILLIAM C.; KING, RAY C.; JOOS, JOHN
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 63, Number 5, October 1970 , pp. 1480-1484(5)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Keiferialycopersicella (Walsingham) first caused serious and widespread damage to tomatoes in nothern California in 1964. Devastating infestations occurred in 1966, and Held studies were conducted that year to evaluate several insecticides for control of the pest. Greenhouse evaluations were also initiated and were continued into 1968. Parathion was the most effective material against adults and leaf-mining larvae in the field tests. Little or no control of larvae was provided by various systemic insecticides applied as soil treatments in the greenhouse. Methyl parathion was the most effective material in greenhouse tests where sprays were directed against late-stage larvae. Other materials which were relatively effective at low rates in those tests were parathion, Supracide@ (O,O-dimethyl phosphorodithioate S-ester with 4-(mercaptomethyl)-2-methoxy Δ21,3,4-thiadiazolin-5-one), phosphamidon, Zectran@ (4-dimethylamino 3,5-xylyl methylcarbamate) , and Monitor@ (O,S-dimethyl phosphoramidothioate) . Spray deposits of parathion were significantly less effective against eggs (or early-stage larvae) after 14 days than those of DDT + toxaphene, azinphosmethyl, or methyl parathion. The findings of these studies are presented as preliminary leads for future field testing.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: October 1, 1970
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