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October-December 2005

Cover: This colored transmission electron micrograph (TEM) reveals prion fibrils in the brain of a cow infected with BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) or mad cow disease. The elongated orange fibrils are believed to be aggregations of the abnormal prion protein, which is the disease agent. Although it has only been confirmed in two U.S. cows, BSE has caused policy and regulatory ripple effects involving producers, processors and consumers both here and abroad. Photo: EM Unit, Veterinary Laboratories Agency/Science Photo Library

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California Agriculture, October-December 2005

Volume 59, Number 4
Testing times: The impact of mad cow disease

Peer-reviewed Research and Review Articles

U.S. beef industry faces new policies and testing for mad cow disease
by O'Neill Kate
pp203-211 , doi#10.3733/ca.v059n04p203
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PCR and antibody methods: Research compares two cattle feed tests that detect bovine byproduct contaminants
by Mary M. Sawyer, Wayne L. Smith, Gabriel J. Rensen, Bennie I. Osburn, James S. Cullor
pp212-226 , doi#10.3733/ca.v059n04p212
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Managed grazing and seedling shelters enhance oak regeneration on rangelands
by Douglas D. McCreary, Melvin R. George
pp217-222 , doi#10.3733/ca.v059n04p217
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Introduced parasitic wasps could control glassy-winged sharpshooter
by Leigh J. Pilkington, Nicola A. Irvin, Elizabeth A. Boyd, Mark S. Hoddle, Serguei V. Triapitsyn, Bryan G. Carey, Walker A. Jones, Morgan J.W. David
pp223-228 , doi#10.3733/ca.v059n04p223
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Imported parasitic wasp helps control red gum lerp psyllid
by Donald L. Dahlsten, Kent M. Daane, Timothy D. Paine, Karen R. Sime, Andrew B. Lawson, David L. Rowney, William J. Roltsch, Andrews W. John, John N. Kabashima, David A. Shaw, Karen L. Robb, Pamela M. Geisel, William E. Chaney, Chuck A. Ingels, Lucia G. Varela, Mary L. Bianchi, Gary Taylor
pp229-235 , doi#10.3733/ca.v059n04p229
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Healthy Schools Act spurs integrated pest management in California public schools
by Chris A. Geiger, Dennis H. Tootelian
pp235-241 , doi#10.3733/ca.v059n04p235
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Almond growers rely on pest control advisers for integrated pest management
by Sonja Brodt, Frank Zalom, Rose Krebill-Prather, Walt Bentley, Carolyn Pickel, Joseph Connell, Larry Wilhoit, Marcia Gibbs
pp242-248 , doi#10.3733/ca.v059n04p242
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English walnut rootstocks help avoid blackline disease, but produce less than ‘Paradox’ hybrid
by Joseph A. Grant, Gale H. McGranahan
pp249-251 , doi#10.3733/ca.v059n04p249
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Covering hay in the irrigated Sonoran Desert decreases heat damage
by Juan N. Guerrero, Martin I. Lopez, Miguel Cervantes
pp252-256 , doi#10.3733/ca.v059n04p252
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Editorial, News, Letters and Science Briefs

EDITORIAL: UC expertise helps guide BSE response
by Donald J. Klingborg, Bennie I. Osburn
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New BSE cases limit U.S. beef exports, change cattle testing
by Meadows Robin
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Feed tests, models helping to control BSE
by Meadows Robin
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Public school districts learning to reduce pesticide risks to children
by Stumbos John
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Survey seeks to improve sudden oak death outreach
by Meadows Robin
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