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Selection improves Sevin resistance in spider mite predator

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Richard T. Roush, University of California, Berkeley
Marjorie A. Hoy, University of California, Berkeley

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California Agriculture 34(1):11-14.

Published January 01, 1980

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A genetic selection program to develop a carbaryl-resistant strain of Metaseiulus occidentalis, the predator of the spider mite, has been successful. This is believed to be the first time that a genetically improved biological control agent has been proved effective in the field.

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Appreciation is expressed to Dennis Culver of ICI Americas, Inc., Visalia, and Earl Surber of Blackwell Farms, Blackwell's Corner, for their generous cooperation and to Wilbur Reil and Les Barclay for their logistical support. This project was supported by the Almond Board of California, California Agricultural Experiment Station Project No. 3522-H, and a National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship to the first author.

Selection improves Sevin resistance in spider mite predator

Richard T. Roush, Marjorie A. Hoy
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Selection improves Sevin resistance in spider mite predator

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Authors

Richard T. Roush, University of California, Berkeley
Marjorie A. Hoy, University of California, Berkeley

Publication Information

California Agriculture 34(1):11-14.

Published January 01, 1980

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

A genetic selection program to develop a carbaryl-resistant strain of Metaseiulus occidentalis, the predator of the spider mite, has been successful. This is believed to be the first time that a genetically improved biological control agent has been proved effective in the field.

Full text

Full text is available in PDF.

Author notes

Appreciation is expressed to Dennis Culver of ICI Americas, Inc., Visalia, and Earl Surber of Blackwell Farms, Blackwell's Corner, for their generous cooperation and to Wilbur Reil and Les Barclay for their logistical support. This project was supported by the Almond Board of California, California Agricultural Experiment Station Project No. 3522-H, and a National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship to the first author.


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