Suppression of Populations of Codling Moths1 by Integrated Control (Sanitation and Insecticides) in Preparation for Sterile-Moth Release2

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Noncommercial fruit trees in the Wenas Valley, Washington, that might e hosts for Laspeyresia pomonella (L.) were located by through surveys in 1969 and 1970. About 2400, trees were removed during the spring and summer of 1970, and 19 of the 32 trees not removed were sprayed with diazinon 2 to 5 times. All the fruit on the 13 other trees was removed and destroyed. Populations of codling moths in the 4 commercial orchards in the valley were managed by programmed applications of pesticides. When fruit surveys and traps baited with virgin females were used to monitor the populations of codling moths in the valley, including the commercial orchards, the integrated-control program (sanitation and pesticides) was found to have reduced the population an estimated 96% in 1970.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 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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