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Title:Some Properties of Oil Emulsions Influencing Insecticidal Efficiency
Author(s):English, Lester Lamar
Subject(s):oil emulsions
oil sprays
Abstract:Entomologists and horticulturists generally have recognized that oil sprays as a class, while very effective, are dangerous to use unless properly prepared. In order to be sure that a spray is safe, we need to know its exact effect on insects and plants. This means that we must recognize differences in oils and differences in emulsifying agents, so as to learn what kind of emulsion to use for the result desired. In the hope of throwing some light on these important questions concerning the use of oil sprays, the investigation herein reported by Mr. English was undertaken in February, 1925, on a Crop Protection Institute fellowship established by the Standard Oil Company of Indiana. The project was directed by a committee composed of W.P. Flint, J.S. Houser, J.J. Davis, and W.C. O'Kane, and the work was done at Urbana, Illinois, in cooperation with the Illinois State Natural History Survey.
Issue Date:1928-03
Publisher:Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Illinois Natural History Survey Bulletin; v. 017, no. 05
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright 2009 University of Illinois Board of Trustees. All rights reserved.
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-11-02

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