Production System-based Model for Defining Economic Thresholds in Preweaner Beef Cattle, Bos taurus, Infested with the Lone Star Tick, Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae)

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The relationship between rate of weight gain in preweaner beef cattle, Bos taurus (L.), and numbers of feeding female lone star ticks, Amblyomma americanum (L.), was used, with estimates of cost of tick control, to identify economic thresholds. An average of 26, 30, and 38 feeding female ticks per calf during a 100-day period caused damage equivalent to cost of control when the acaricides toxaphene-lindane, dioxathion, and stirofos, respectively, were applied at 100 day intervals.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1986

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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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