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