Photoperiod Manipulation of Insect Diapause: A Method of Pest Control?

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Science  24 Jul 1970:
Vol. 169, Issue 3943, pp. 382-383
DOI: 10.1126/science.169.3943.382


Extension of day length by artificial light in selected field plots in the fall prevented 76 percent of European corn borer [Ostrinia nubilalis (Hübner)] larvae and 70 percent of codling moth [Laspeyresia pomonella (L.)] larvae from entering diapause. Nondiapausing insects cannot survive rigorous winter conditions.

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