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Parasitic nematode seeks out navel orangeworm in almond orchards

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James E. Lindegren, Insects Research Laboratory at Fresno
Charles E. Curtis, Stored-Product Insects Research Laboratory at Fresno
George O. Poinar, Division of Entomology and Parasitology. U. C. Berkeley.

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California Agriculture 32(6):10-11.

Published June 01, 1978

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Because the orangeworm-infested almond is not penetrable by most insecticides, a better solution to NOW infestation might be a biological control method. application of an entomophagous nematode.A strain of nematode used as a biological insecticide on a variety of crops has found new application as a biological control agent of NOW in almond orchards.

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This research was supported in part by a grant from the Almond Board of California. The authors thank Darlene F. Hoffmann, Biological Laboratory Technician (Micro), SEA, USDA, Stored-Product Insects Research Laboratory, Fresno, and Abdul R. Chauthani, Head, Entomological Research Dept., Nutrilite Products, Inc. for the production of nematodes used in the 1977 tests. Thanks also to the California Almond Growers Exchange for their evaluation of NOW-caused almond nutmeat damage.

Parasitic nematode seeks out navel orangeworm in almond orchards

James E. Lindegren, Charles E. Curtis, George O. Poinar
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Parasitic nematode seeks out navel orangeworm in almond orchards

Share using any of the popular social networks Share by sending an email Print article
Share using any of the popular social networks Share by sending an email Print article

Authors

James E. Lindegren, Insects Research Laboratory at Fresno
Charles E. Curtis, Stored-Product Insects Research Laboratory at Fresno
George O. Poinar, Division of Entomology and Parasitology. U. C. Berkeley.

Publication Information

California Agriculture 32(6):10-11.

Published June 01, 1978

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Because the orangeworm-infested almond is not penetrable by most insecticides, a better solution to NOW infestation might be a biological control method. application of an entomophagous nematode.A strain of nematode used as a biological insecticide on a variety of crops has found new application as a biological control agent of NOW in almond orchards.

Full text

Full text is available in PDF.

Author notes

This research was supported in part by a grant from the Almond Board of California. The authors thank Darlene F. Hoffmann, Biological Laboratory Technician (Micro), SEA, USDA, Stored-Product Insects Research Laboratory, Fresno, and Abdul R. Chauthani, Head, Entomological Research Dept., Nutrilite Products, Inc. for the production of nematodes used in the 1977 tests. Thanks also to the California Almond Growers Exchange for their evaluation of NOW-caused almond nutmeat damage.


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