Large-scale releases of pesticide-resistant spider mite predators
Marjorie A. Hoy, University of California
William W. Barnett, Fresno County
Wilbur O. Reil, U.C., Davis
Darryl Castro, U.C., Berkeley
Daniel Cahn, U.C., Berkeley
Lonnie C. Hendricks, Cooperative Extension
Richard L. Coviello, Cooperative Extension
Walter J. Bentley, Cooperative Extension
California Agriculture 36(1):8-10. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v036n01p8.
Marjorie A. Hoy is Associate Professor and Entomologist, Department of Entomological Sciences, University of California, Berkeley; William W. Barnett is Area Specialist, Cooperative Extension, Fresno County; Wilbur O. Reil is Staff Research Associate, U.C., Davis; Darryl Castro and Daniel Cahn are Staff Research Associates, U.C., Berkeley; Daniel Cahn are Staff Research Associates, U.C., Berkeley; Lonnie C. Hendricks, Cooperative Extension, Merced, Fresno; Richard Coviello, Cooperative Extension, Merced, Fresno, and Kern counties; Walter J. Bentley are Farm Advisors, Cooperative Extension, Merced, Fresno, and Kern counties;
Research also showed for the first time that mite predators planted in almond orchards can disperse aerially.
We thank K. Casanave, E. Serber, D. Ravetto, T. Browne, and R. Grigg for assistance. This project is supported in part by funds from the Almond Board of California, IPM Program of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and Experiment Station Project 3522-H. We are especially grateful to the growers who made their orchards available: Bidart Farms, Blackwell Land Company, C. V. Horton, A. Bettencourt, Sumner-Peck Ranch, and H. Deniz.