Reduction of Pea Leaf Roll of Peas (Pisum sativum) with Systemic Insecticides to Control the Pea Aphid (Homoptera: Aphididae) Vector

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Studies were conducted in the field in 1981 and 1982 to evaluate systemic insecticide treatments for control of the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum(Harris), vector and reduce incidence of the pea leaf roll virus (PeLRV) in peas. In 1981,single and multiple dimethoate sprays applied in midseason resulted in up to 85% reduction in the incidence of PeLRV, whereas disulfoton granules applied at planting and a late-season dimethoate spray did not. In 1982, aldicarb granules applied at planting and multiple dimethoate sprays applied in midseason provided 79 and 96% aphid control, 27 and 25% reduction in PeLRV, and 24 and 28% yield increases, respectively.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 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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