Lesser Cornstalk Borer Larval Density and Damage to Peanuts

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Nonirrigated "Starr" peanuts, 28–58 days postplanting, were infested with small larvae of Elasmopalpus lignosellus (Zeller) to ascertain the relationship between larval density and yield. The yield from thirty-nine 0.002-ha plots with larval densities ranging from 3069–73,655/ha were plotted and described by a simple 3-parameter nonlinear function. Results show non irrigated Starr peanuts can tolerate larval densities from 9 to 14,448/ha without yield reductions.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 1979

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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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