Timing of Insecticidal Applications to Control the Western Corn Rootworm1 and the European Corn Borer2,3,4

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Bux® (m-d-ethyl phenyl) methylcarbamate mixture (1-4) with m-(1-methylbutyl) phenyl methylcarbamate). Dyfonate® (O-ethyl S-phenyl elhylphosphonodi-thioale). phorate. fensulfothion. diazinon, and carbofuran were applied as planting (May 12) and post planting treatments (June 17, 27. and .July 2) to evaluate effecttiveness of the these application timings on control of western corn rootworm larvae. Diabrotica virgifera Le- Conte, and 1st-generation European corn borers, Ostrinia nubilalis (Hübner). Equally effective corn root worm control, as measured by adjusted root-damage ratings, was achieved with either the post planting or planting time treatments. The most effective control of 1st-generation European corn borer (artificially infested June 27 and July 3) was achieved with the post planting treatments applied July 2.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 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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