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Monitoring lepidopterous pest damage to processing tomatoes

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Frank G. Zalom , University of California
Lloyd T. Wilson, Department of Entomology
Michael P. Hoffmann, Department of Entomology
W. Harry Lange, Department of Entomology
Craig V. Weakley

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California Agriculture 37(3):25-26.

Published March 01, 1983

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Not available – first paragraph follows: Few quantitative procedures exist for monitoring lepidopterous pests in processing tomatoes, yet reliable, cost-efficient sampling techniques are essential for the implementation of an integrated pest management program. These sampling techniques must be of such intensity as to predict the amount of damage with a given degree of reliability, yet sufficiently time-efficient to be useful to growers or crop consultants. Without such procedures, assessing a pest's status is subjective and may result in unnecessary control actions. Reliable control decision criteria are especially important in processing tomatoes, where thresholds for damage are set by government or industry standards, and exceeding damage thresholds can result in rejection of the crop.

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The authors acknowledge the assistance of Gene Miyao, Farm Advisor, Yolo County. Support was provided by U.S. Department of Agriculture Smith-Lever IPM Funds.

Monitoring lepidopterous pest damage to processing tomatoes

Frank G. Zalom, Lloyd T. Wilson, Michael P. Hoffmann, W. Harry Lange, Craig V. Weakley
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Monitoring lepidopterous pest damage to processing tomatoes

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

Frank G. Zalom , University of California
Lloyd T. Wilson, Department of Entomology
Michael P. Hoffmann, Department of Entomology
W. Harry Lange, Department of Entomology
Craig V. Weakley

Publication Information

California Agriculture 37(3):25-26.

Published March 01, 1983

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Not available – first paragraph follows: Few quantitative procedures exist for monitoring lepidopterous pests in processing tomatoes, yet reliable, cost-efficient sampling techniques are essential for the implementation of an integrated pest management program. These sampling techniques must be of such intensity as to predict the amount of damage with a given degree of reliability, yet sufficiently time-efficient to be useful to growers or crop consultants. Without such procedures, assessing a pest's status is subjective and may result in unnecessary control actions. Reliable control decision criteria are especially important in processing tomatoes, where thresholds for damage are set by government or industry standards, and exceeding damage thresholds can result in rejection of the crop.

Full text

Full text is available in PDF.

Author notes

The authors acknowledge the assistance of Gene Miyao, Farm Advisor, Yolo County. Support was provided by U.S. Department of Agriculture Smith-Lever IPM Funds.


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