AC-217,300, a Promising New Insecticide for Use in Baits for Control of the Bigheaded Ant in Pineapple

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When used in a corn grit-soybean bait at 1500-7500 ppm, AC-217,300 (2(1H)-Pyrimidinone, tetrahydro-5,5-dimethyl-,[3-[ 4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]-1-[2-[ 4-(trifluoromethyl) phenyI]-2-propenylidene]hydrazone) provided control of Pheidole megacephala (F.) comparable to that with mirex bait at 3000 ppm when the baits were broadcast at 2.24 kg/ha in old and new pineapple plantings. Since the use of mirex is being discontinued because of environmental concerns, AC-217,300 has the potential to replace it in controlling ants, and thus wilt, in pineapple production.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 15, 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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