Aphicide Persistence on Spinach and Mustard Greens

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Laboratory bioassays with green peach aphids, Myzus persicae (Sulzer), were conducted on samples from field grown spinach and mustard greens to determine the persistence of triazamate, dimethoate, and mevinphos. Treatment with each insecticide resulted in similar mortality initially on both crops. Mortality on samples from mevinphos treated plants declined considerably by 1 d after treatment. Dimethoate persisted for >4 d at a level that would kill at least some aphids during the allotted time. Persistence of triazamate and dimeth-oate activities were similar on spinach. Triazamate, however, resulted in greater aphid mortality through time on mustard greens than did dimethoate.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1997

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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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