Florida Entomologist (1976) 59, p. 88 (Poe)

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S.L. Poe (1976)
Reinfestation of treated tomato fields by mole crickets
Florida Entomologist 59 (1), 88-88
Abstract: Improved cultivation methods for tomato seedlings in Florida, USA, have emphasised the damage caused by Scapteriscus vicinus and S. acletus. Soil fumigation destroys these insects, but they reappear after a few days and routinely applied insecticides may be ineffective in controlling them. Tunnelling activity after heavy rain is used to estimate the numbers present and the source of the population. Studies show seedling loss is directly proportional to the number of tunnels. Populations exceeding 2400/acre on untreated land are estimated. Canal ditches are thought to be the major source of reinfestation.
(The abstract is excluded from the Creative Commons licence and has been copied from Acridological Abstracts with permission by NRI, Univ. of Greenwich at Medway.)
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Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
control - general

Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.

Neoscapteriscus borellii Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) U.S.A. (SE)
Neoscapteriscus vicinus Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) U.S.A. (SE)