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Laboratory and Field Evaluation of Insecticides and Insect Growth Regulators for Control of the Seedcorn Maggot

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Laboratory results indicated that the insecticides aldicarb, carbofuran, chlorpyrifos, and FMC-33297 (3-phenoxybenzyl (±) -cis,trans-3-(2,2-dichlorovinyl) -2,2-dimethylcyc1opropanecarboxylate), and the chitin synthesis inhibitors TH 6038 [1- (4-chlorophenyl) -3- (2,6-dichlorobenzoyl) -urea] and TH 6040 [1-(4-chlorophenyl) -3-(2,6-difluorobenzoyl) -urea] would control Hylemya platura (Meigen). In field tests, however, TH 6038 and TH 6040 failed to protect sprouting lima beans from seedcorn maggot damage. On the other hand, seed treatments with diazinon, chlorpyrifos or FMC-33297 and seed furrow applications of carbofuran effectively controlled H. platura on snap beans, although less protection was evident when the last 3 materials were used on squash and sweet corn. The toxicity of the pyrethroid, FMC-33297, was increased 86-fold in the presence of piperonyl butoxide.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1976

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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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