Field-Plot and Laboratory Screening of Chemical Control Agents Against Pleocoma larvae1,2

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Ten insecticides and 2 soil fumigants were screened in the field and laboratory as possible controls for Pleocoma spp. grubs which attack the roots of deciduous fruit trees. Heptachlor and DursbanĀ® (O,O-dielhyl 0- (3,5,6-trichloro- 2-pridyl) phosphorothioate) insecticides and ethylene dibromide and VapamĀ® (sodium N-methyldithiocarbamate) soil fumigants produced some mortality, but effective econornic control of larvae in infested orchards using the registered compounds tested and conventional dispersal methods does not appear promising in view of the high dosages needed to produce significant larval kill.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 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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