Some Effects of Soybean Pubescence on Populations of the Potato Leafhopper1,2

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Populations of Empoasca fabae (Harris) were compared on soybean varieties having different types and amounts of pubescence. The orientation of the hairs was more important in resistance to the leafhopper than the number of hairs. Glabrous strains of soybeans were dam- aged by leafhoppers more than other strains. Fewer pods were aborted, and the glabrous strains had a significant increase in yield, number of pods per node, pods per main stem, and weight per 100 seeds when the leafhoppers were controlled with an insecticide.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1972

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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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