Cowpea Curculio:1 Control in Southern Georgia2

Author: CHALFANT, RICHARD B.

Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 66, Number 3, June 1973 , pp. 727-730(4)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America

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Abstract:

Tests were conducted between 1967and 1972in southern Georgia to control Chalcodermus aeneus Boheman on southern peas, Vigna sinensis (Torner) Savio All insecticides gave variable results. Most effective insecticides applied as sprays at 4-day intervals during pod formation were toxaphene, monocrotophos, carbofuran, leptophos, and carbaryl. Granular insecticides applied over the row showed promise when applied in summer against adults. Foliage sprays applied in spring before pod formation to control overwintered adult immigrants were ineffective, but applied in a coarse spray and directed to the base of the plants they were effective when synchronized with peak immigration.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 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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