Ant control in citrus groves: Argentine ant controlled for about six months by thorough spring application of chlordane spray
AuthorPaul D. Gerhardt
Author AffiliationsPaul D. Gerhardt is Assistant Entomologist, University of California College of Agriculture, Riverside.
Hilgardia 6(5):13-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v006n05p13. May 1952.
Ants—particularly Argentine ants—often interfere with the normal activities of beneficial insects attacking certain scale and mealybug pests. Therefore the chemical control of ants in citrus groves has sometimes been of value in encouraging the spread and multiplication of these beneficial insects.
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Research in viticulture: Work aims at better quality of grapes and wines and at development of improved production methods
Summer squash storage studies: Investigations of post harvest chemical changes in summer squash stored at different temperatures
Duster equipment on tomatoes: Effectiveness of a duster with and without hood compared in field tests controlling caterpillars
Sprouting broccoli spacing: Five varieties studied to determine closest spacing to yield heads of freezing and fresh market standards
Spray thinning of olives: Experimental postbloom applications of hormone NAA bring undersized fruit up to canning size
Root-knot and root-lesion nematodes: Soil fumigation reduces infestations but can not be used growing orchards or vineyards
New purple scale parasite: A second natural enemy of citrus pest established in California may be effective in low host infestations
Improving prune dehydration: Work simplification study and methods analysis of current dehydrater practices suggest improvements
Enemies of avocado pests: Parasites and predators if protected by sparing use of insecticides will keep avocado pests in check
Baby Klondike Watermelon: Seeds of eight-inch watermelon of good eating quality commercially available in quantity
The propagation of citrus by cuttings