A critical evaluation of augmentative biological control
Pheromone mating disruption offers selective management options for key pests
The direct management of insect pests using pheromones for mating disruption, or “attract and kill” approaches, can provide excellent suppression of key lepidopteran pests in agriculture. Important…
Mating disruption of codling moth : a perspective from the Western United States
An historical perspective is provided of pest management programs in western apple orchards using the Washington situation as an example. The adoption of mating disruption as a key pest management…
Improvement of Navel Orangeworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) Egg Traps
Improvement of egg traps for the navel orangeworm, Amyelois transitella, was investigated by modifying trap color, trap texture, and bait and it was found that as the amount of bait in the trap increased, so did egg deposition.
Olive fruit fly.
Olive fruit fly (Bactrocera oleae) is believed to have originated in the Mediterranean region where there are records of infestations in fruit from the third century BC. It is also found in eastern…
Prospects for integrated control of olive fruit fly are promising in California.
Prospects for olive fruit fly control in Calif-ornia are good, and effective manage-ment is likely to result from careful monitoring and properly timed chemical control.
Spider Mite Interactions with Photosynthesis, Transpiration and Productivity of Strawberry
Low level stress in spider mite populations caused reductions in physiological parameters at much lower population levels than was necessary to cause similar injury later in the season, and reduced physiological activity of mite-stressed plants persisted until plant recovery was observed.
Marking Pink Bollworm (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) with Cesium
Pink bollworm, (PBW) Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders), adults reared on artificial diet containing 1 × 10−2 M and 1 × 10−3 M CsCl were marked with Cs which could be detected by using atomic…
Forecasting Pink Bollworm Emergence by Thermal Summation
Overwintering emergence of pink bollworm moths was monitored for 4 years in the Imperial Valley, Calif. and accumulation of degree-days was seen to be an accurate means of forecasting cumulative moth emergence under both cage and field conditions.
CONTROL OF WALNUT HUSK FLY USING REDUCED-RISK PRODUCTS
Past research has demonstrated that effective control of WHF can be achieved with repeated applications of GF-120, however, there are some indications that GF120 should be applied earlier in the season than OP insecticides and that control of high populations ofWHF withGF-120 may be challenging.