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- Rojas, M.G.; Morales-Ramos, J.A.; Wan, P.J.
- United States Department of Agriculture patents 2004 no.US 6,773,727 B1
- Gossypium; cotton; gossypol; terpenoids; toxicity; chemical concentration; pesticide synergists; insect pests; plant pests; social insects; insect control; pesticide use reduction; patents; USDA; United States
- ... Low concentrations of gossypol and related phyllophage toxins from cotton improve the effectiveness of insecticidal agents against social insects, including cockroaches, and particularly termites and ants. Levels of gossypol and other cotton phyllophage toxins which are sufficiently low as to be non-biocidal to social insects alone, will significantly increase the control efficacy of other insecti ...