Control of the Lone Star Tick in Oklahoma Parks through Vegetative Management

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Seasonal densities of free-living Amblyomma americanum (L.) were determined for vegetatively managed and unmanaged areas in 5 Oklahoma parks during 1978 and 1979. A Dry Ice® method was used to sample for adults and nymphs, and a cloth drag method was used for larvae. Vegetative management consisted of partial removal of overstory, removal of understory, and frequent mowing to maintain the height of grasses at < 15 cm. Overall controls obtained through vegetative management for adult females, adult males, nymphs, and larvae were 78, 76, 93, and 84%, respectively.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1981

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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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