Dichlorvos: A Useful Tool in Research on Biological Control of Aphids

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Field liberation of insect predators and parasites offers promise for commercial control of aphids on some crops. At present, aphids are the chief food used in rearing these predators and parasites. Mass breeding of aphids is required to produce predators or parasites on the large scale needed for field tests against aphids. Some of the Aphidiinae seriously limit this breeding under greenhouse or insectary conditions, especially if the turnover of host plants in the aphid breeding rooms is not rapid. The problem is even more acute where an attempt is made to propagate and maintain separate, pure cultures of parasites in the same building.

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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