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Sterilization of Japanese Beetles1 by Gamma Radiation2,3

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Field-collected male and female Popillia japonica New man were exposed to 0.87-64,5 krad of Co60 gamma rays. Calculated doses for 95% sterility were 8.4 krad for females and 4.4 and 5.2 had for males in 2 separate tests. Increasing the doses of irradiation produced generally decreased longevity in both sexes.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 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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