Auger-Applicator for Applying Small Amounts of Granular Pesticides

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The design and construction of an auger-applicator for applying small quantities of granular pesticides for control of red imported fire ants is described. The basic metering device is a modified ship auger bit that fits inside a stainless-steel tube and is driven by a variable-speed electric motor. The applicator can be mounted on a tractor, jeep, or truck and will apply a variety of granular formulations at low application rates in the range from 0.84 to 5.6 kg/ha (0.75 to 5 lb/acre) very accurately.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1983

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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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