Leaf-footed bug implicated in pistachio epicarp lesion
Hasan A. Bolkan, University of Brasilia
Joseph M. Ogawa, Department of Plant Pathology
Richard Rice, Department of Entomology
Richard M. Bostock, Department of Plant Pathology
Julian C. Crane, Department of Pomology
California Agriculture 38(3):16-17. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v038n03p16.
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California pistachio production is a fast-developing industry: over 40,000 acres of trees have been planted in the past 12 years. Although a number of disease and insect problems are known to affect pistachios in California, “epicarp” lesion is considered one of the most serious problems, causing losses of 30 percent or more. Although it is termed “epicarp” (skin) lesion, it also affects the mesocarp (flesh), and the endocarp (shell) of the fruit.
Hasan A. Bolkan is Associate Professor at the University of Brasilia, Brazil, presently on sabbatical leave at the University of California, Davis, partially supported by a grant from CNP; Joseph M. Ogawa is Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, UC Davis; Richard E. Rice is Entomologist, Department of Entomology, UC Davis, stationed at Kearney Agricultural Center, Parlier; Richard M. Bostock is Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, UC Davis; Julian C. Crane is Professor, Department of Pomology, UC Davis.
This research was supported in part by the California Pistachio Commission. The authors thank H.R. Teranishi, J. Maranto, and R.H. Beede for their technical assistance. Photographs by J. Hall.