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Improved now egg traps


Robert A. Van Steenwyk, Cooperative Extension, University of California, Berkeley
William W. Barnett, University of California Kearney Agricultural Center, Parlier
Walter J. Bentley, Kern County
Joseph H. Connell, Butte County
Donald Rough, San Joaquin County

publication information

California Agriculture 40(1):24-25. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v040n01p24. January-February 1986.


Spraying traps black increases egg laying by navel orangeworm mothsModifying color and bait increased effectiveness of navel orangeworm egg traps.

author affiliations

Robert A. Van Steenwyk is Entomologist, Cooperative Extension, University of California, Berkeley; William W. Barnett is Area IPM Specialist, University of California Kearney Agricultural Center, Parlier; Walter J. Bentley is Farm Advisor, Kern County; Joseph H. Connell is Farm Advisor, Butte County; Donald Rough is Farm Advisor, San Joaquin County.

author notes

The authors gratefully acknowledge the efforts of K. Valero, J. Grant, K. Lee, and K. Bubrig in the collection of field data and B. Barr and L. Barclay in data analysis. In 1983, trap colors were prepared and traps were painted by Dr. E.D. Owens of G.T.E. Laboratories Inc., Waltham, Masachusetts. This research was supported in part by the Almond Board of California.