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Japanese Beetle: Evidence of Resistance to Cyclodiene Insecticides In Larvae and Adults in Ohio

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Chlonlane, aldrin, dieldrin, and heptachlor have been used extensively to protect lawns, golf courses, and other types of turf in Ohio from injury by Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica Newman. Depending upon the rate, protection for 3 or more years could be obtained with these insecticides. Chlordane was used successfully to control Japanese beetle grubs in the fairways of the golf course at The College of Wooster (CW), Wooster, Ohio, for about 14 years. In 1970, infestations of grubs were noted in the fairways in spite of the applications. Beginning in the spring of 1970, the applications of chlordane (5–8 lb AI/acre) were increased to 1 each spring anti fall in an effort to control the grubs. However, samples taken May 25, 1972, from various fairways of the golf course showed that a larval population of 10–20/ft2 existed. The study reported here was conducted to determine whether the poor control achieved could he attributed to development of resistance to chlordane in the population.

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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