Chemical Control of Chinch Bug and Greenbug on Seedling Sorghum with Seed, Soil, and Foliar Treatments

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Foliar applications of various formulations of carbaryl and carbofuran were equally effective in reducing chinch bug, Blissus leucopterus leucopterus (Say), numbers on sorghum regardless of where on plants or how many bugs were present. In-furrow, planting-time treatments of carbofuran, terbufos, bendiocarb, or acephate and seed treatments of carbofuran were equally effective in initially controlling both chinch bugs and green bugs, Schizaphis graminum (Rondani), on seedling sorghum. Carbofuran and bendiocarb provided the longest residual control, up to 30 days after planting. Band treatments of carbofuran effectively controlled chinch bugs if rain fell, but band treatments of phorate, terbufos, or disulfoton exhibited little or no insecticidal activity against chinch bugs. All planting-time treatments active against chinch bugs also were effective against green bugs but the reverse was not true.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 1980

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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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