Group Title: Circular
Title: Guide for control of flue-cured tobacco pests under field conditions
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Title: Guide for control of flue-cured tobacco pests under field conditions
Series Title: Circular
Physical Description: 1 folded sheet (6 panels) : ill. ; 23 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Brogdon, James
Brothers, S. L
Tissot, A. N ( Archie Newton ), b. 1897
Kuitert, L. C ( Louis Cornelius ), 1912-1999
University of Florida -- Agricultural Extension Service
Publisher: Agricultural Extension Service
Place of Publication: Gainesville Fla
Publication Date: 1960
Subject: Flue-cured tobacco -- Diseases and pests -- Control -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Tobacco hornworm -- Control -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Statement of Responsibility: prepared by James E. Brogdon and S.L. Brothers ; in cooperation with A.N. Tissot and L.C. Kuitert.
General Note: Panel title.
General Note: "April 1960."
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Bibliographic ID: UF00084438
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 80036583

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Prepared by James E. Brogdon, Extension Entomologist,
and S. L. Brothers, Extension Tobacco Specialist, in
cooperation with A. N. Tissot and L. C. Kuitert, Ento-
mologists, and Fred Clark, Associate Agronomist, Agri-
cultural Experiment Station

Fig. 1.-Tobacco hornworm. (Slightly enlarged.) (From
Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 573.)


Circular 204

April 1960

When they are not controlled insects cause con-
siderable damage to flue-cured tobacco in Florida.
With proper timing of applications of recom-
mended insecticides, most losses can be prevented.
Aphids (plant lice), budworms and hornworms
are the major insect pests of tobacco. Other in-
sects capable of causing considerable damage are
grasshoppers, mole-crickets, cutworms and stink
bugs. There are other pests of minor importance
which are usually no problem as long as the major
pests are controlled.

Even if insects have not been a serious problem
in the plant bed, make a thorough application of
insecticide a few days before pulling plants to be
transplanted in the field. For insecticides and
amounts, see Agricultural Extension Service Cir-
cular 170, Flue-Cured Tobacco Plant Production
Guide, available from your County Agricultural
Agent. Do this to insure clean plants going to
the field.
Wireworms generally are not a serious pest of
tobacco in Florida, but at times they may become
troublesome. If wireworms have caused injury
to tobacco in the past, or are expected to be a
problem, they may be controlled by adding 1 of
the recommended materials (see chart) to the
transplanting water. Do not use more than is

A dust containing 1% parathion and 5% or
10% TDE, properly applied, controls most pests
of tobacco. A newer insecticide, Thiodan (see
chart), can be used in the same way to control
most tobacco insects.

Insects may be controlled by making frequent
inspections and applying insecticides at the first
sign of insect damage. Most growers, however,
prefer to follow a regularly-scheduled preventive

Pests Material Amount

1r parathion dust 10 to 30 lbs. per
15%/ parathion WP 1 lb. per 100 gal
lids 5%, malathion dust 10 to 30 lbs. per
Plant Lice) 25% malathion WP 4 lbs. per 100 g;
TEPP (40% liquid) /2 pint per 100
4%( Thiodan dust 10 to 30 lbs. per
50% Thiodan WP 1 lb. per 100 ga

5% or 10% TDE or DDT 15 to 30 lbs. pel
50% TDE or DDT WP 2 to 3 lbs. in er
worms for an acre
,nd 11/2 to 2% endrin dust 15 to 30 lbs. pel
rnworms 19/2 endrin EC 1 to 2 pints in
for an acre
4% Thiodan dust 15 to 30 lbs. pel
50% Thiodan WP 1 to 2 lbs. in er
for an acre

tworms 1Y2 to 2% chlordane bait 20 to 30 lbs. pei
Lnd 5% toxaphene bait 20 to 30 lbs. pe:

asshoppers 1 to 2% endrin dust 15 to 30 lbs. pe
19%% endrin EC 1 to 2 pints in i
for an acre

15% parathion WP 2 to 3 lbs. in ei
for an acre
1 to 2% parathion dust 15 to 30 lbs. pe
nk bugs 1% to 2% endrin dust 15 to 30 lbs. pe
19%% endrin EC 1 to 2 pints in
for an acre
4% Thiodan dust 15 to 30 lbs. pe
50% Thiodan WP 1 to 2 lbs. in ei
for an acre

.reworms 40 to 50% chlordane WP %lb. (about 2 ci
(setting 25% aldrin or hepta- 1' lb. (about 1
treatments) chlor WP
25% lindane WP 14 ounce (aboul
ful) in 50 gal

Ethylene dibromide 7 gallons per
!matodes Ethylene dibromide 2 gallons per
Dichloropropene- 10 gallons per
(Sold as DD)

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