Insecticides Applied at Planting Time for Control of Corn Rootworm1 Larvae in Nebraska2

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Granular insecticide formulations were investigated in the field for control of larvae of Diabrolica spp. at Mead, Concord, and North Bend, Nebr, Studies over a 4-year period show that Bux® (3:1 mixture of m- (1-methylbutyl) phenyl methylcarbamate and m- (1- ethylpropyl) phenyl methylcarbamate), Dyfonate® (O-ethyl S-phenyl ethylphosphonodithioate), Dasanit® (O,O-diethyl O-[P- (methylsulfinyl) phenyl} phosphorothioate), Landrin® (3,4,5-trimethylphenyl methylcarbamate), Mocap® (O-ethyl S,S dipropyl phosphorodithioate), carbofuran and phorate applied at rates of 0.75-1.0 Ib active ingredient (AI) per acre provided acceptable com rootworm control when applied at planting time in 6-inch bands over the row. Diazinon applied at 1.0 Ib AI per acre g-ave inconsistent control with planting- applications. Carbaryl applied at 2.0 lb AI per acre and parathion at 1.0 Ib AI per acre did not provide effective rootworm control.

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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