Redbacked Cutworm: Sequential Sampling Plans in Peppermint

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Seventy-two stratified random 929-cm2 soil samples were sufficient to estimate density of Euxoa ochrogaster (GuenĂ©e) in commercial-sized peppermint fields of 3 different age classes. Larvae were contagiously dispersed in most fields sampled, but when the density was <0.50/929 cm2, dispersion appeared random. Sequential sampling plans were developed for newly planted fields <1 yr old (class I) and declining fields ≥ 6 yr old (class III). A plan could not be developed for class II fields (2–5 yr old) because cutworm densities were too low to determine the ElL in this study. These plans will provide growers with procedures to determine whether or not control is justified for redbacked cutworm in 2 different-aged peppermint fields.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1978

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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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