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Suppression with Acaricides of Twospotted Spider Mite Populations on Florida Strawberries

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Suppression of Tetranychus urticae Koch populations on strawberries by acaricides was studied during the 1969, 1970, and 1971 seasons. Classes of compounds used were cyclic carbonate, organic phosphate, chlorinated hydrocarbon, carbamate, formamidine, sulfite, and Organotin.

Superior population suppression was achieved with cyclic carbonate, sulfite, and organotin compounds at 4 ounces active ingredient per acre. The poor performance of chlorinated hydrocarbon and Organic phosphate compounds in suppressing populations suggests field resistance is present in the mites.

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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