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The Saratoga spittlebug, Aphrophora saratogensis (Fitch), is a major pest of young red pine (Pinus resinosa Ait. ) and jack pine (Pinus banksiana Lamb. ) plantations in the Lake States, Ontario, and more recently in the Northeast. Although insecticides are successful in controlling the Saratoga spittlebug, the biology of the insect raises the possibility of an alternative method of control. The spittlebug requires an alternate host to complete its nymphal development. The objective of this study was to investigate the feasibility of using herbicides to control nymphal host plants of the spittlebug in red pine plantations.
Life Sciences and Agriculture Experiment Station
Saratoga spittlebug, red pine
Linnane, J.P., and E.A. Osgood. 1976. Controlling the Saratoga spittlebug in young red pine plantations by removal of alternate hosts. Life Sciences and Agriculture Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 84.