Field Evaluations of Insect Growth Regulators, Insecticides, and a Bacterial Agent for Stable Fly Control in Feedlot Breeding Areas

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The insect growth regulators (IGRs), Stauffer R-20458, (E) -6,7-epoxy-l- (p-ethylphenoxy) -3,7-dimethyl-2-octene; Thompson-Hayward TH-6040, N-,4-chlorophenyl-N′- (2,5- difluorobenzoyl) urea; methoprene: 2,3-epoxy-9- (p-ethyl-phenyl) -2,6-dimethylnonane; 2-ethoxy-9- (p-ethylphenyl). 2,6-dimethyl-nonane; 2-ethoxy-9- (p-isopropylphenyl) -2,6- dimethylnonane, and chlorpyrifos, iodophenfos, stirofos, ronnel, stirofos plus dichlorvos and, a bacterial agent, Subdu®, Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner plus B. subtilis (Cohn) were evaluated as surface sprays on breeding areas in Nebraska cattle feedlots for activity against Stomoxys calcitrans (L.). The IGRs were as effective as the insecticides at the levels tested in inhibiting adult emergence from the breeding areas. A period of 7 days or more was necessary before effects of the treatments could be determined.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 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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