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Citrus flat mite on increase: Light infestations known to occur since discovery of pest in state in 1949 increasing as the use of sulfur sprays decreases


H. S. Elmer
L. R. Jeppson

Authors Affiliations

H. S. Elmer is Assistant Specialist in Entomology, University of California, Riverside; L. R. Jeppson is Associate Entomologist, University of California, Riverside.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 10(6):17-18. DOI:10.3733/ca.v010n06p17. June 1956.

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A general increase in the economic importance of the citrus flat mite has occurred throughout the citrus-growing area of central California since 1952. Infestations of the mite on citrus have been reported from the Coachella Valley, and in 1955, heavy infestations were found severely scarring tangerines in the Imperial Valley.

Elmer H, Jeppson L. 1956. Citrus flat mite on increase: Light infestations known to occur since discovery of pest in state in 1949 increasing as the use of sulfur sprays decreases. Hilgardia 10(6):17-18. DOI:10.3733/ca.v010n06p17

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