Laboratory and Field Evaluatin of Bacillus thuringiensis for Control of the Bagworm1,2

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Laboratory and field tests indicated that Thuricide HPC®, a commercial microbial insecticide formulation of spores and crystals of Bacillus turingnsis Berliner, provided effective control of Thyridopteyx ephemeraeformis (Haworth). Control, based upon larval inactivity and larval feeding, was equivalent to that obtained by using the chemical insecticide carbaryl. Thuricide HPC may be useful especially for protecting ornamentals in residential areas and nurseries where its safeness would more than offset its higher cost.

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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