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peer-reviewed research article

Imported parasite of greenhouse thrips established on California avocado

authors

James A. McMurtry, UC Riperside
Horace G. Johnson, UC Riperside
Sheldon J. Newberger, UC Riperside

publication information

California Agriculture 45(6):31-32. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v045n06p31. November-December 1991.

Summary

After four growing seasons, a parasite of greenhouse thrips is established and spreading in avocado orchards.

author affiliations

J. A. McMurty is Professor, Staff Research Associates, Department of Entomology, UC Riperside; H. G. Johnson is Staff Research Associates, Department of Entomology, UC Riperside; s. J. Newberger are Staff Research Associates, Department of Entomology, UC Riperside;

author notes

Funding for this research was provided in part by the California Avocado Commission and the UC Statewide IPM Project.

The authors thank John R. LaSalle for identification of Brazilian parasites, as well as numerous growers, pest control advisors and Cooperative Extension personnel, who obtained or provided field plots.