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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: PROTECTION OF SUBTROPICAL AND TROPICAL AGRICULTURE COMMODITIES AND ORNAMENTALS FROM EXOTIC INSECTS

Location: Subtropical Horticulture Research

Title: Chemical control of Scolytinae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) infesting avocado (Persea americana) in Florida

Authors
item Pena, J -
item Duncan, R -
item Cave, R -
item Crane, J -
item Kendra, Paul
item Capinera, J -

Submitted to: Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: June 19, 2011
Publication Date: July 25, 2011
Citation: Pena, J.E., Duncan, R.E., Cave, R., Crane, J.H., Kendra, P.E., Capinera, J. 2011. Chemical control of Scolytinae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) infesting avocado (Persea americana) in Florida. Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting. 7/25/2011.

Technical Abstract: Three trials were undertaken to determine the effectiveness of insecticides against Scolytinae infesting avocado between 2010 and 2011. These included contact and systemic insecticides applied either to trees or to avocado logs. Efficacy of the insecticides was determined either by the number of entrance holes into logs or trees or by emergence of scolytinae from treated and untreated logs/trees. The effectiveness of the treatments is discussed.

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