Effects of ULV malathion on tarnished plant bug in Arkansas boll weevil eradication program Conference Paper uri icon


  • Malathion ULV has been used in boll weevil eradication for many years. The primary objective of these sprays is eradication of the boll weevil, but the sprays have impacts on other insects in the cotton field as well. Layton and co-workers (1999) reported on the coincidental control of tarnished plant bug in Mid-South eradication programs and the effects of the malathion ULV sprays in reducing plant bug associated yield losses. They did not, however, quantify the degree of tarnished plant bug control that these sprays might provide. Snodgrass and Elzen (1995) reported tarnished plant bug resistance to organophosphate insecticides and other classes of insecticides. In subsequent studies, Snodgrass and Scott (1999) have shown that Mid-South populations of tarnished plant bugs are resistant to ULV malathion. This study was conducted in order to provide information on the degree of tarnished plant bug reduction which occurs following ULV malathion applications for boll weevil eradication.

published proceedings

  • 2000 Proceedings Cotton Conferences Volume 2

author list (cited authors)

  • Allen, C. T., & Kharboutli, M. S

complete list of authors

  • Allen, CT||Kharboutli, MS

publication date

  • January 2000