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

Author
item Pena, J - University Of Florida
item Duncan, R - University Of Florida
item Cave, R - University Of Florida
item Crane, J - University Of Florida
item Kendra, Paul
item Capinera, J - University Of Florida

Submitted to: Florida Entomological Society Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/19/2011
Publication Date: 7/25/2011
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.

Interpretive Summary:

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.