Bacillus thuringiensis Investigations for Control of Heliothis spp. on Cotton
Authors: Patti, Joseph H.; Carner, Gerald R.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 67, Number 3, June 1974 , pp. 415-418(4)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Studies were conducted at Florence, S. C., in 1972 to evaluate commercial preparations of Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner for control of Heliothis spp. on cotton. Dipel,® Thuricide® HPC, Biotrol® XK, and Bactospeine® P.M. were added to a cottonseed oil bait and applied, with the Florence 3-outlet ULV sprayer, to 0.l3-acre plots. Dipel was evaluated in various other baits that contained cornmeal, corn oil, Wheast® or some combination of these ingredients. Dipel in cottonseed oil bait produced higher mortality of caged larvae than other preparations of B. thuringiensis. On some occasions, Dipel was as effective as toxaphene + DDT + methyl parathIon in killing larvae of H. virescens (F.). Laboratory feeding tests again proved Dipel to be the most effective of the materials tested.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 1, 1974
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