Efficacy of Phorate for Control of Slugs1 In Field Corn2

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Phorate was applied at 1 lb active ingredient per acre as a broadcast spray to the surface of the soil of a notillage corn field for control of slugs, primarily the gray garden slug, Deroceras reticulalum (Muller). The effectiveness of phorate was influenced by date of application and number of applications. Although 1 application of phorate greatly reduced slug populations, maximum population reductions would be obtained from 2 properly timed applications. The 1st treatment should be applied when peak slug activity is observed and/or plant damage is sufficient to warrant treatment. The 2nd phorate treatment should be applied 15-20 days later or when slug populations have reached economic levels.

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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