Artichoke plume moth control: Experiments and field practices during 1949–1957 show value of properly timed parathion treatments and good sanitation
AuthorsW. H. Lange
R. H. Sciaroni
R. M. Drake
A. S. Greathead
J. E. Dibble
Authors AffiliationsW. H. Lange is Associate Professor of Entomology, University of California, Davis; R. H. Sciaroni is Farm Advisor, San Mateo County, University of California; R. M. Drake is Deputy Agricultural Commissioner, San Luis Obispo, California; A. S. Greathead is Farm Advisor, Monterey County, University of California; J. E. Dibble is Extension Field Technologist, University of California, Berkeley.
Hilgardia 11(7):8-10. DOI:10.3733/ca.v011n07p8. July 1957.
The artichoke plume moth—Platyptilia carduidactyla (Riley)—caused crop losses as high as 90% during 1956 and is the most important restricting factor in the production of artichokes.
Also in this issue:Casing frozen strawberries: Automatic carton-casing and case sealing equipment effects substantial savings in fruit and vegetable freezing plants
Tree fruit cuttings propagated: Vegetative propagation of softwood cuttings of certain tree fruit rootstocks achieved by chemical and mist treatments
Weeds in drained rice fields: Early application of herbicides by air and by ground rig controlled weeds in drained rice fields in tests in 1956
Milled rice yields: Tests show yield and quality affected by drying-air temperature and humidity
Fertilizer placement for rice: Ammonium-form nitrogen drilled into seedbed before flooding increased rice yields 25% to 50% in placement experiments
Artichoke production: Costs and returns to growers studied in survey conducted at Half Moon Bay
Imported parasites established: Natural enemies of the spotted alfalfa aphid brought from the Middle East in 1955–56 now established in California
Navel orangeworm: Summer infestations of codling moth on walnuts favorable to navel orangeworm
Effect of oil spray on lemons: Juice quality and yield were not affected by pest control sprays in tests made in two southern California orchards
Effect of storage on leaching of minerals and nitrogen from asparagus and peas during cooking
Buffering action of nonacid vegetables