Control of Phyllonorycter crataegella in Eastern New York

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Methomyl, endosulfan, demeton, and chlordimeform hydrochloride were highly toxic to adult Phyllonorycter crataegella Clemens in laboratory tests. Endosulfan and endosulfan + pyrethrin also were effective in field treatments applied during moth flight. Methomyl and oxamyl were the most effective insecticides screened for control of the larvae. Because of the present inability to predict the necessity or effectiveness of prophylactic spring brood or 1st brood moth sprays, it is suggested that growers assess the severity of 1st and 2nd brood larval infestations before applying control measures.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 1977

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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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