Aldicarb and Thiofanox: Effect on the Feeding Activity of Green Peach Aphids

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Aldicarb killed 26% and thiofanox killed 64% of Myzus Persicae (Sulzer) exposed once to potato plants treated with these systemic insecticides. Six serial exposures to aldicarb and 3 to thiofanox were required to achieve 98% mortality. From the information obtained when using an electronic system to record the probing and feeding of the aphids, neither insecticide can be expected to prevent a mature viruliferous green peach aphid from transmitting potato leaf roll virus to at least one plant, even though both materials will prevent reproduction and virus spread during the early part of the growing season.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 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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