Biological Evaluations of Slow Release Formulations of Aldicarb

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In 2 field-cage tests, a slow release granular formulation consisting of 80% petroleum charcoal, 10% water-insoluble binder, and 10% aldicarb (designated PC-10) applied to the soil gave an additional 7–10 days of control of the boll weevil, Anthonomus grandis Boheman, compared with the standard corncob formulation applied in the same manner. A formu1ation with 20% water-insoluble binder (designated PC-20), and consequently a slower rate of toxicant release, gave similar results in 1 test, but in a 2nd test was no more effective than the corncob formulation.

In 2 of 3 field tests, counts of plant stand indicated that the PC-20 formulation was less damaging to cotton seedlings than the corncob formulation when both were applied as in-furrow treatments at planting. In 3 field tests, the PC-20 formulation appeared more effective against the boll weevil than the corncob formulation. Also, it was more effective against the cotton f1eahopper, Pseudatomoscelis seriatus (Reuter), in 2 of the tests.

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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