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Over 600,000 mixed sex sterile Anthonomus grandis grandis Boheman that had been sterilized by feeding them diflubenzuron treated diet for 6 days and then irradiating them were released in 2.4 ha of cotton in south Florida. Results showed that a boll weevil population was not established in the field which indicated that all of the insects were sterilized.
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.