Insecticides Tested Versus Grasshoppers: Correlations Between Results of Ground and Aerial Applications

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The comparative effectiveness of 33 insecticides was tested vs. grashoppers on rangeland, from 1960 through 1972. The insecticides were applied with ground equipment and from the air. Mortalities produced by ground application and estimated effective doses were relatively poor indicators of the results that were obtained by aerial application, but the correlations were surprisingly good in view of the diverse conditions of testing.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1974

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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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