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Control of the Green Peach Aphid1 and Suppression of Leaf Roll on Potatoes by Systemic Soil Insecticides and Multiple Foliar Sprays2,3

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Systemic insecticides were applied to the soil on each side of potato seed pieces at planting time and/or were side dressed into the soil when 75% of the plants emerged, and multiple foliar sprays were applied to obtain seasonal control of Myzus persicae (Sulzer) and the suppression of potato leaf roll virus on 'Russet Burbank' potatoes in eastern castern Washington. Aldicarb gave superior control of aphids and suppressed spread of the virus; disulfoton gave fair control of aphids, but not much suppression of potato leaf roll virus; and phorate did not give sufficient control of aphids or the disease. The 2 applications of the systemic insecticides were more effective than either single application. Endosulfan and oxydemetonmethyl as foliar sprays (2-5 applications) gave better control of aphids than demeton and disulfoton but none significantly suppressed spread of the virus. All applications of systemic insecticides in combination with multiple applications of foliar spray gave significant control of aphids, and most treatments significantly suppressed the spread of disease,

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1973

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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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