For the past few years the tobacco budworm, Heliothis virescens (F.), has been the most important pest of cotton in the lower Rio Grande Valley and the most difficult to control. Indeed, in 1970 the insect was responsible for loss of an estimated 25% of the cotton crop despite use of the best control measures available.
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.