Cotton Scouting and Pesticide Use in Eastern Arizona1

Authors: CARRUTH, LAURENCE; MOORE, LEON

Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 66, Number 1, February 1973 , pp. 187-190(4)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America

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Abstract:

During the summers of 1969-71, an average of 11,152 acres of cotton was examined weekly at an average season al cost of $1.65 per acre. Resulting information Contributed to grower decisions to eliminate pesticide applications season long from M, 82, and 71%, respectively, of the acreage during; these years and to make 1.6, 1.7, and 3.8 applications, respectively, per treated acre, largely for control of the pink bollworm, Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders). Costs were much lower than under a grower-sponsored program in 1968, when 13,263 acres each automatically received 6 pesticide applications.

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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