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Effect of Three Soil-applied Insecticides in Field Corn on Spider Mite (Acari: Tetranychidae) Pest Potential

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In 1982, a field survey in corn indicated a relationship between use of terbufos as a soil-applied treatment at planting and the incidence of heavy infestations of Tetranychus urticae Koch in treated corn and adjacent peanut fields. In 1983. field studies found enhanced T. urticae population growth in corn treated with terbufos or aldicarb but not in carbofuran-treated corn. The implications of these results for the pest potential of mites on other crop hosts in a corn/peanut agroecosystem are discussed.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1985

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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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