California Agriculture, July 1982
Volume 36, Number 7
peer-reviewed research articles
The gypsy moth here again
by Marjorie A. Hoy
This pest of forest and shade trees has invaded California in the past and may become a periodic problem.
Single citrus budwood treatment against insects and mites
by Harold S. Elmer, O. L. Brawner, Darwin R. Atkin, Raoul F. Gonzales
Citrus budwood releases may now be made insectand mite-free using one dipping solution.
On-farm alcohol fuel production
by Mark Meo, Scott Sachs
At recent prices, alcohol fuel produced on a hypothetical 1,200-acre California farm would cost more per gallon than petroleum fuel.
Controlling ants in almond orchards
by Wilbur O. Reil, Walter J. Bentley, Mario Viveros, Lynette B. Beurmann, Clarence S. Davis, Eileen L. Paine
Soil-applied chemicals controlled pavement ant and southern fire ant, which have been causing increasing damage to almond crops.
Polyculture cropping has advantages
by Stephen R. Gliessman, Miguel A. Altieri
Mixing crops and letting some weeds grow reduced pest insects and encouraged their natural enemies.
Growing with Master Gardeners
by James I. Grieshop
The program attracts more volunteers than can be trained.
Black cutworm pheromone trapping in strawberries
by Stephen L. Clement, Edgar D. Show, Michael O. Way
A pheromone trap developed in the Corn Belt has found a place in southern California strawberry pest management.
Factors affecting California sugarbeet yields
by Henry N. Wallace, Hoy F. Carman
New seed varieties are responsible for most of the sugarbeet yield increases in recent years.
editorial, news, letters & science briefs
No time for separatism
by Lowell N. Lewis