BIOS approach tested for controlling walnut pests in San Joaquin Valley
California Agriculture 57(3):86-92. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v057n03p86.
Nut yields and quality were comparable between BIOS and conventional pest management, but costs for pheromone disruption remain high.
J.A. Grant is Farm Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE), Stockton; W. Bentley is IPM Entomologist, UC Kearney Agricultural Center, Parlier; C. Pickel is Area IPM Advisor, UCCE, Yuba City; J. Groh-Lowrimore is Staff Research Associate, UCCE, Stockton. The UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program funded this project. The authors wish to thank project growers for their vision and cooperation and CAFF for inspiring it.