Pink Bollworm: Trap Tests with Gossyplure

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Studies related to control of the pink bollworm (PBW) by trapping were conducted on an 80-ha farm located in Phoenix, AZ. Initial laboratory studies of trap efficiency lead to the incorporation of 10% dicrotophos into Stickem® used in traps (ca. 13% increased kill compared to traps with Stickem only). During the period April 29 to Sept. 15, 1975, a trapping program on 36 ha of cotton resulted in the capture of ca. 30,000 ♂ PBW. Nine percent of the acreage attained 10% or greater boll infestations during the season compared to 45–100% for the preceding 1972–74 seasons. Early fruiting cotton (plots of 4 rows × 7.6 m) was no more attractive to PBW than surrounding, less developed cotton. Early season trap catches indicated that male moths congregated in cotton fields regardless of where they emerged.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 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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