Title page for ETD etd-04212009-124824


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Jefferson, R. N.
URN etd-04212009-124824
Title The killing effect of vegetable, animal, and mineral oils on the eggs of the codling moth and the oriental fruit moth
Degree Master of Science
Department Entomology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Schoene, W. J. Committee Chair
Wilson, I. D. Committee Member
Keywords
  • Entomology
Date of Defense 1936-05-05
Availability unrestricted
Abstract

The ovicidal properties of various vegetable, animal, and mineral oils were tested in an effort to develop a supplementary method of control for the codling moth and the oriental fruit moth. The reasons for undertaking this problem are twofold: first, the codling moth has become exceedingly difficult to hold in check; and, second, in the case of the oriental fruit moth there is no satisfactory method of control. The studies could be carried on with both insects because they are very closely related and also, because the oriental fruit moth is a pest of apples as well as peaches.

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