The European corn borer was first recorded from South Dakota i n the summer of 1946. At that time Hr. H. C. Severin and the author found borers in corn in Union and Lincoln and Minnehaha counties. Less than half of one percent of the stalks in the fields were infested at that time. During the summer of 1948 the infestation had spread over most of the corn producing area of our state. By the fall of that year 36 counties were known to be infested . Several fields in the southeastern part of the state had 100 per cent of the stalks showing borer injury.
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Spawn, Gerald B., "The European Corn Borer" (1949). Agricultural Experiment Station Entomology Pamphlets (1940-1952). 9.