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Biological Control of Olive Scale

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C. E. Kennet, University of California
C. B. Huffaker, University of California
K. W. Opitz, Tulare County

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California Agriculture 19(2):12-15.

Published February 01, 1965

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For nearly thirty years, olive scale, Parlatoria oleae (Colvée), has been the most important insect pest of olives in California. Prior to the introduction of the Persian wasp, Aphytis maculicornis (Masi), in 1952, olive scale was also a most serious pest on deciduous fruits and many species of ornamentals in the Central Valley area. Since then, establishment of the Persian wasp, as well as one other parasite, Coccophagoides sp., has drastically reduced the severity and frequency of scale infestations in California, as reported in this study.

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Biological Control of Olive Scale

C. E. Kennet, C. B. Huffaker, K. W. Opitz
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Biological Control of Olive Scale

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Authors

C. E. Kennet, University of California
C. B. Huffaker, University of California
K. W. Opitz, Tulare County

Publication Information

California Agriculture 19(2):12-15.

Published February 01, 1965

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

For nearly thirty years, olive scale, Parlatoria oleae (Colvée), has been the most important insect pest of olives in California. Prior to the introduction of the Persian wasp, Aphytis maculicornis (Masi), in 1952, olive scale was also a most serious pest on deciduous fruits and many species of ornamentals in the Central Valley area. Since then, establishment of the Persian wasp, as well as one other parasite, Coccophagoides sp., has drastically reduced the severity and frequency of scale infestations in California, as reported in this study.

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