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New California pest sorghum midge found in San Joaquin Valley

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W. H. Lange, University of California
V. L. Marble, University of California
W. E. Pendery, University of California
V. E. Burton, University of California

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California Agriculture 15(1):7-9.

Published January 01, 1961

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The sorghum midge—Contarinia sor-ghicola (Coquillet)—the most important pest of grain sorghums in the Southern states—was found in Tulare county on October 6, 1960. This apparently is the first record of this midge west of New Mexico. Surveys at the time of the initial discovery indicate that it is firmly established in Tulare County and is also present in Madera, Fresno, Kings, and Kern counties.

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Earl Pritchard, Associate Professor of Entomology, University of California, Berkeley confirmed the determination of the midge.

R. G. Dahms, Chief, Grain and Forage Insects, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland, supplied information concerning the midge.

California State Department of Agriculture, Sacramento, supplied distributional records.

New California pest sorghum midge found in San Joaquin Valley

W. H. Lange, V. L. Marble, W. E. Pendery, V. E. Burton
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New California pest sorghum midge found in San Joaquin Valley

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Authors

W. H. Lange, University of California
V. L. Marble, University of California
W. E. Pendery, University of California
V. E. Burton, University of California

Publication Information

California Agriculture 15(1):7-9.

Published January 01, 1961

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

The sorghum midge—Contarinia sor-ghicola (Coquillet)—the most important pest of grain sorghums in the Southern states—was found in Tulare county on October 6, 1960. This apparently is the first record of this midge west of New Mexico. Surveys at the time of the initial discovery indicate that it is firmly established in Tulare County and is also present in Madera, Fresno, Kings, and Kern counties.

Full text

Full text is available in PDF.

Author notes

Earl Pritchard, Associate Professor of Entomology, University of California, Berkeley confirmed the determination of the midge.

R. G. Dahms, Chief, Grain and Forage Insects, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland, supplied information concerning the midge.

California State Department of Agriculture, Sacramento, supplied distributional records.


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