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Effects of Insecticidal Placement on Non-Target Arthropods in the Peanut Ecosystem¹

Authors: J. W. Smith , P. W. Jackson

  • Effects of Insecticidal Placement on Non-Target Arthropods in the Peanut Ecosystem¹

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    Effects of Insecticidal Placement on Non-Target Arthropods in the Peanut Ecosystem¹

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Abstract

Three methods of applying insecticides to irrigated peanuts for soil insect suppression were compared to evaluate their impact on non-target arthropods. Insecticides were applied as basal directed sprays, broadcast sprays and granules. D-vac suction samples were utilized to compare population densities of non-target arthropods at regular intervals after insecticide application. All application methods showed immediate reductions in most non-target arthropod populations. Granular insecticide applications had the least detrimental impact on non-target arthropods and broadcast sprays the greatest.

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Keywords: Insecticidal Placement, Arthropods, Ecosystem

How to Cite:

Smith, J. & Jackson, P., (1975) “Effects of Insecticidal Placement on Non-Target Arthropods in the Peanut Ecosystem¹”, Peanut Science 2(2), p.87-90. doi: https://doi.org/10.3146/i0095-3679-2-2-13

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01 Jul 1975
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Author Notes

1Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Paper no. TA11874. This research was supported by Hatch Project 1789 and CSRS Grant No. 215-16-99.