Residual Activity of Dieldrin and Chlordane in Soil of Established Turf in Japanese Beetle Grub Control

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Chlordane at four rates from 1.1 to 9.0 kg of AI/ha and dieldrin at four rates from 0.6 to 3.4 kg of AI/ha were applied to established turf and examined annually for grub populations of Popillia japonica Newman. Effective control was obtained for five seasons with chlordane at 4.5 kg/ha and with dieldrin at 0.6 kg/ha. Virtually 100% elimination of grubs was obtained for eight seasons with 9.0 kg of chlordane per ha and 2.2 kg of dieldrin per ha. Soil residue analyses during the last 4 years showed a positive correlation with treatment rate on the basis of a 4-year mean but with considerable variations on a year-to-year basis.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 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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