The Fumigant Potential of GC-10033 Against Stored-Product Insects
Authors: COOPER, CIRTIS V.; PRESS, JOHN W.; GILLENWATER, HAGEN B.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 63, Number 6, 15 December 1970 , pp. 1979-1981(3)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Because of the need for new fumigants to control insects that attack food commodities, the research at the Stored-Product Insects Research and Development Laboratory, Savannah, Ga., includes evaluation of promising new chemicals as potential fumigants. Candidate fumigants are routinely tested against insects in space, and those showing biological effectiveness comparable to carbon tetrachloride or methyl bromide are further tested against insects in grain. Candidate fumigants showing grain-penetrating qualities at 27°C are studied also at lower temperatures, and methods for detecting their residues on food commodities and for measuring their concentrations in air are investigated. In recent years, relatively few new chemicals have been available for testing as candidate fumigants against insects in food commodities and, in general, most of those evaluated in this program and found effective against insects in space did not penetrate the grain mass to kill insects concealed in interkernel spaces.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1970-12-15
- 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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