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    Author(s): George P. Markin; David R. Johnson
    Date: 1986
    Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-385. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 5 p
    Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    Each of five insecticides was applied at two or three application rates by helicopter to 20-ha plots. Effectiveness of each application rateagainst eastern spruce budworm (Choristoneura occidentalis) was judged by comparing larval population reduction at 15 or 20 days aftertreatment against populations in untreated check plots. Performance of each insecticide was then compared with the levels of control normally obtained with two registered insecticides, carbaryl and acephate (90 + pct) usually used for western spruce budworm control. Maximum populationreduction from sulprofos (58 pct), phosmet (59 pct), and from the growth regulator BAY SIR-8514 (58 pct), at all application rates tested was below the acceptable minimum of 90 + percent population reduction. Methomyl reduced populations 92.3 percent at 0.28 kg a.i./ha and 94.0 percent at 0.56 ke a.i./ha. Permethrin at 0.11 kg a.i./ha reduced the population by 93.9 percent. Methomyl and permethrin at these application rates appeared to be as effective as the registered insecticides acephate and carbaryl.

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    Markin, George P.; Johnson, David R. 1986. Aerial field tests of five insecticides on western spruce budworm in Idaho and Montana, 1978-1980. Res. Note PSW-RN-385. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 5 p.

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    western spruce budworm, Choristoneura occidentalis, insecticides, aerial field tests

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