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In-Field Traps: A New Concept in Survey and Suppression of Low Populations of Boll Weevils

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Grandlure-baited traps placed in the field captured boll weevils, Anthonomus grandis Boheman, when manual surveys failed to detect signs of infestations. An aggregating response was obtained from both sexes in early and late season as in previous trap studies, but significant numbers of boll weevils, primarily females, were captured in mid-season, thus indicating a true sex pheromone at this time of year. Previous trap studies failed to obtain this mid-season response. In-field traps provide a new and promising approach to survey and monitoring efforts, to evaluate an elmination program, and to the actual management and suppression of the boll weevil.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 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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