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Physical and cultural control: Reclaiming alkali soils to reduce mosquito breeding sites

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Charles H. Schaefer, University of California, stationed at the Fresno Mosquito Control Research Laboratory, 5544 Air Terminal Drive, Fresno, CA 93727
William E. Wildman, University of California, Davis

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California Agriculture 34(3):36-36.

Published March 01, 1980

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Physical control involves modification of the environment to reduce or eliminate mosquito breeding places: drainage, diking, filling, leveling, or other engineering works. Cultural control aims for mosquito reduction through management of soils and vegetation that contribute to mosquito problems. Researchers are investigating the effects of conventional drainage and ditching practices on natural flow and fauna in salt marshes and studying ways to reclaim impermeable alkali soils, which are important sources of mosquitoes in some areas.Physical and cultural control methods seek to reduce mosquito breeding sources, whileminimizing possible adverse effects on the environment.

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Physical and cultural control: Reclaiming alkali soils to reduce mosquito breeding sites

Charles H. Schaefer, William E. Wildman
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Physical and cultural control: Reclaiming alkali soils to reduce mosquito breeding sites

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Authors

Charles H. Schaefer, University of California, stationed at the Fresno Mosquito Control Research Laboratory, 5544 Air Terminal Drive, Fresno, CA 93727
William E. Wildman, University of California, Davis

Publication Information

California Agriculture 34(3):36-36.

Published March 01, 1980

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Physical control involves modification of the environment to reduce or eliminate mosquito breeding places: drainage, diking, filling, leveling, or other engineering works. Cultural control aims for mosquito reduction through management of soils and vegetation that contribute to mosquito problems. Researchers are investigating the effects of conventional drainage and ditching practices on natural flow and fauna in salt marshes and studying ways to reclaim impermeable alkali soils, which are important sources of mosquitoes in some areas.Physical and cultural control methods seek to reduce mosquito breeding sources, whileminimizing possible adverse effects on the environment.

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