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Further Studies on Pale Western Cutworm Control in Kansas, 1968–69

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Three field tests were conducted on winter wheat in Kansas during 1968 and 1969 using 11 insecticides against Agrotis orthogonia Morrison. All, except disulfoton at 0.75 lb Al/acre and Bux┬« Insecticide (m- (1-ethylpropyl) phenyl methylcarbamate mixture (1–4) with m- (1- methylbutyl) phenyl methylcarbamate) at 1 lb Al/acre, significantly reduced larval populations below the untreated check. However, only CL-47031 (cyclic ethylene (diethoxyphosphinyl) dithioimidocarbonate) at 0.75 and 0.375 lb Al/acre and monocrotophos at 0.3 and 0.6 lb Al/acre were superior to the endrin standard.

None of the treatments increased seed yields in irrigated wheat. In dryland wheat, however, monocrotophos, endosulfan, and Lannate® (S-methyl N-[(methylcarbamoyl) oxy]thioacetimidate) significantly increased seed yields.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 15, 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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