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Application of Acephate to Greenhouse Tomatoes: External vs. Internal Foliage Residues, and Vegetable Leafminer Control

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Acephate 75SP was applied to greenhouse tomatoes at several rates in a series of experiments to determine its efficacy vs. larvae of Liriomyza sativae Blanchard. In 1 experiment, external and internal foliage residues of acephate were measured at intervals after application.

All application rates significantly reduced the number of completed leafmines per plans for 21 days posttreatment, but 0.015% AI was less effective than 0.03, 0.06, 0.09, and 0.12% AI. The relationship between application rate and resulting external and internal residues was not linear, but higher rates nearly always resulted in higher residues.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1975

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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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