Aerial Application of Diazinon Granules for Area Control of the Lone Star Tick (Acari: Ixodidae)

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Field assays of 14% diazinon granules against free-living lone star ticks, Amblyomma americanum (L.), in wooded plots in Oklahoma from 1981 to 1983 indicated that an aerial application method was equal in efficiency to concurrent ground applications of equivalent doses (0.9 to 1.2 kg [AI]/ha) of the same formulation of acaricide. Aerial (and ground) applications of granules were 18 and 33% less effective against nymphs and adults, respectively, when applied in mid-April versus mid-May. Furthermore, these applications provided higher levels of control of nymphs (81% in April and 97% in May) than of adults (57% in April and 85% in May). The mean level of control from both types of application of diazinon granules against early season larvae of the lone star tick was 93%.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 1984

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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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