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Title: Microbial Insecticides Control Forest Tent Caterpillar in Southwestern Alabama

Author: Abrahamson, L. P.; Harper, J. D.;

Date: 1973

Source: Research Note SO-RN-157. New Orleans, LA: USDA-Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 4 p.

Publication Series: Research Note (RN)

Description: One aerial application of a commercial formulation of Bacillus thuringiensis (Dipel or Thuricide HPC) protected water tupelo from defoliation by forest tent caterpillars. Dipel appeared to be superior to Thuricide when both were applied at the same rates with a molasses sticker.

Keywords: Malacosoma disstria, Bacillus thuringiensis, Entomophthora megasperma, polyhedrosis virus, trichlorfon, swamp forest

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Abrahamson, L. P.; Harper, J. D. 1973. Microbial Insecticides Control Forest Tent Caterpillar in Southwestern Alabama. Research Note SO-RN-157. New Orleans, LA: USDA-Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 4 p.

 


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