Olive fruit fly populations measured in Central and Southern California
California Agriculture 57(4):122-127. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v057n04p122.
R.E. Rice is Entomologist Emeritus, Department of Entomology, UC Davis and Kearney Agricultural Center, Parlier; P.A. Phillips is Central Coast IPM Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE), Ventura; J. Stewart-Leslie is Pest Control Advisor, Pest Management Associates, Exeter; G.S. Sibbett is Farm Advisor Emeritus, UCCE Tulare. The cooperation and free exchange of information from European colleagues and researchers has been invaluable to California olive growers in formulating a response to the olive fruit fly. In particular, we thank G.E. Haniotakis, O.T. Jones, A.P. Economopoulos and A. Montiel-Bueno. We also thank E. Fisher, California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), for determinations of the mating status of female flies; CDFA for financial support and trapping supplies; Janet Nelson and the California Olive Committee for encouragement and financial support; and the many growers who provided access to their groves for these studies.