Tuesday, 19 November 2002 - 9:12 AM

This presentation is part of : Ten-Minute Papers, Subsection Ca. Biological Control

Biological control of the glassy-winged sharpshooter in California

David J. W. Morgan, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Pierce's Disease Control Program, Mount Rubidoux Field Station, 4500 Glenwood Drive, Riverside, CA and Gregory S. Simmons, United States Department of Agriculture APHIS, Plant Protection and Quarantine, Oswell Street Biological Control Facility, PO Box 306, Edison, CA.

In 2000, the California Department of Food and Agriculture initiated a multi-million dollar program aimed at controlling the Glassy winged sharpshooter, Homalodisca coagulata. As a part of the program, two facilities dedicated to biological control aspects have been established in southern California. This talk aims to give an outline of the progress made to use biological control as a means of suppressing the most threatening pest to arrive in California in recent years.

Species 1: Homoptera Cicadellidae Homalodisca coagulata (Glassy-winged sharpshooter, mouche pisseuse)
Species 2: Hymenoptera Mymaridae Gonatocerus fasciatus
Keywords: Production, Monitoring

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