ERIC Number: ED159001
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Description and Biology of Insects and Related Pests Injurious to Vegetable Crops - For Commercial Growers Only.
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.; Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.; Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Cooperative Extension Service.
This manual is designed by the Massachusetts Cooperative Extension Service as a guide for the control of the most common insects and related pests of vegetable crops grown commercially in Massachusetts. It contains general information on insects and specific descriptions of the major pests, their life cycles, and the damage they cause. The topics included describe: (1) Characteristics and development of insects; (2) Description and biology of major vegetable pests and damage they cause; (3) Pests of specific crops such as beans, cabbage, carrots, corn, lettuce, onions, peas, peppers, potatoes, spinach and tomatoes; (4) Toxicity of pesticides; and (5) The metric system and useful conversion factors for common measurement units. Application rates of active ingredients per acre for various concentrations of emulsifiables, wettables and dusts, and a list of pests in alphabetical order are presented at the end of this publication. (HM)
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Biology, Certification, Disease Control, Insecticides, Instructional Materials, Job Skills, Pesticides, Postsecondary Education, Safety
Cooperative Extension Service, c/o Bulletin Center, Stockbridge Hall, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.; Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.; Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Cooperative Extension Service.
Identifiers: Massachusetts; Pest Control; Vegetables
Note: For related document, see SE 024 741; Photographs may not reproduce well