Selection of Optimum Spray-Droplet Sizes for Boll Weevil and Drift Control
Authors: Smith, D. B.; Burt, E. C.; Lloyd, E. P.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 68, Number 3, June 1975 , pp. 415-417(3)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Within the limits of the droplet sizes tested, smaller droplets provided better plant coverage and, thus, insect control, but also increased drift. Therefore, a compromise was necessary in determining an acceptable droplet size that would provide good coverage without increasing drift. For ULV applications of azinphosmethyl with ground equipment, a droplet size between 140 and 200 provided an adequate solution for control of Anthonomus grandis Boheman and drift problems.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 1975
- 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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