Technique for Determining Oviposition Preference of the Bollworm and Tobacco Budworm for Varieties and Experimental Stocks of Cotton

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A method was developed for screening large numbers of cotton varieties in a small area and in a short time for oviposition preference by the bollworm, Heliothis zea (Boddie), and the tobacco budworm, H. virescens (F.). Differences in egg deposition among varieties were significant for both the bollworm and tobacco budworm. Hirsute varieties were preferred.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 16, 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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