New JIPM Articles Useful for Farmers and Military

Annapolis, MD; July 31, 2013 -- The latest issue of the Journal of Integrated Pest Management ( -- an open-access, peer-reviewed, extension journal covering the field of integrated pest management -- contains articles on using IPM to control corn earworms, beetles, and other insect pests, plus an article highlighting the accomplishments of the Research Program for Deployed Warfighter Protection against disease-carrying insects.

In "Corn Earworms (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) as Pests of Soybean," the authors discuss the life history, ecology, plant damage, and management of Helicoverpa zea as it relates to soybean production.

In "Plectris aliena (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae): A New Invasive Soil Pest in North Carolina Agro-Ecosystems," the authors write about the life cycle of Plectris aliena, a new invasive soil pest that is causing significant economic losses in sweetpotato in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

In "Evaluation of Integrated Pest and Disease Management Module for Shallots in Tamil Nadu, India: a Farmer’s Participatory Approach," the authors discuss efforts made to evaluate the Integrated Pest Management module for shallots through Farmer’s Participatory Approach in Tamil Nadu, India.

And in "The Deployed Warfighter Protection (DWFP) Research Program: Developing New Public Health Pesticides, Application Technologies, and Repellent Systems," the authors write about the DWFP program accomplishments, including the rodent feed-through technique with insecticidal baits for controlling phlebotomine sand flies; developing attractive targeted sugar bait for use against mosquitoes and sand flies; developing a lethal oviposition trap for container-breeding mosquitoes and evaluating using pyriproxyfen (an insect growth regulator) and autodissemination by these mosquitoes to block their reproduction and metamorphosis; defining the limitations of insect repellents against infected vectors; and developing the Florida Fly Baiter and several types of novel sprayer equipment for insecticide application.

Click here for the open-access JIPM articles.

The Journal of Integrated Pest Management is multi-disciplinary in scope, publishing articles in all pest management disciplines, including entomology, nematology, plant pathology, weed science, and other subject areas. The editors accept submissions of original, extension-type articles about any aspect of pest management in the broadest sense, including, but not limited to, management of pests that affect row crops, forage and grasslands, horticultural crops, forests, urban landscapes, structures, schools, households, livestock and pets, and human health.

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