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Activity of a Salicylanilide in the Field Against the Boll worm1 on Cotton2,3

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Abstract:

The compound, 4',5-dichloro-3- (4-chlorophenyl) salicylanilide. was about 3 times more active at the LD90 level and 1.5 times at the LD50 level than toxaphene-DDT (2+1) against 4-day old larvae of Heliothis zea (Boddie) caged on cotton in the field. The relationship between the 2 treatments in the field differed from that in the greenhouse; previous work in the greenhouse showed the "salicylanilide" to be about 35 and 5.7 times more active than the toxaphene-DDT mixture al the LD90 and LD50 levels, respectively. The difference is attributed to a greater effect of solar radiation on the salicylanilide in the field.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 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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