Larvae of western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera LeConte, are a serious economic pest of corn and difficult to study due to their subterranean habitat. Plant growth pouches can be used to rapidly and efficiently evaluate plants for resistance to rootworms with a minimum space requirement. This method has potential for studies with other root-feeding insects.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 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.