Two recent events in the USDA Screwworm Eradication Program created the need to know whether certain herbicides were toxic to Cochliomyia hominivorax (Coquerel): Aircraft previously used to carry herbicides were being considered to distribute sterile screwworms. Also, an unusually high mortality observed among sterile flies packaged for release might have resulted from contact with supplies contaminated by certain herbicides.
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.