Large-Scale Field Trial Using a Combination of Aldicarb and Wing Traps to Suppress Boll Weevil Populations
Authors: Boyd, F. J.; Edwards, R. R.; Helms, W. F.; Brazzel, J. H.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 66, Number 2, 16 April 1973 , pp. 492-496(5)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:A large-scale field trial was conducted in the rolling plains of west Texas to evaluate the effectiveness and operational feasibility of using 10% aldicarb granules incorporated with trapping, for suppression of overwintered Anthonomus grandis Boheman. It was determined that the treatment of a large area with aldicarb was feasible from an operational standpoint. Cotton fields having traps and receiving an infurrow application of aldicarb (1 1b/acre) had average reductions of 90.6% in percent punctured squares and 77.3% in adult boll weevils. The in-furrow + sidedress treatment of aldicarb gave a higher degree of boll weevil suppression but resulted in a heavier infestation of bollworms, Heliothis spp. Boll weevil wing traps were more effective around cotton fields receiving an in-furrow application of aldicarb then around untreated fields. No increase in trap effectiveness was obtained by addition of a sidedress treatment.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1973-04-16
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