Caprification: A unique relationship between plant and insect
Marvin Gerdts, San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Research and Extension Center
Jack Kelly Clark, U.C. Davis
California Agriculture 33(11):12-14. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v033n11p12.
Marvin Gerdts was formerly Extension Pomologist, U.C., San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Parlier; Jack Kelly Clark is Senior Photographer, Cooperative Extension, U.C., Davis.
By transferring pollen from inedible caprifigs to edible Smyrna-types, a tiny wasp helps create an important commercial crop.