Partial Pest Management Programs on Dry Large Lima Beans in California: Regulation of L. hesperus

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Dimethoate, carbofuran, monocrotophos, oxydemetonmethyl, phosalone, and Parathion, when applied at about the period of 1st bloom for reduction of Lygus hesperus (Knight) populations, increased yields by 1591 to 2780 kg/ha. The addition of a mid-season application contributed mainly to improved quality of the dry beans. A single mid-season treatment resulted in increased yields over untreated plants but was inferior to a single early application. During 1969–71 several unregistered insecticides (especially carbofuran, monocrotophos, and oxydemetonmethyl) were shown to be potentially useful for control of this bug.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 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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