Hilgardia
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New control for alfalfa aphid: Systemic insecticide protects insect enemies of aphid, allows compatibility of chemical treatment with biological control

Authors

Vernon M. Stern
Robert van den Bosch
Dewey Born

Authors Affiliations

Vernon M. Stern is Assistant Entomologist, University of California, Riverside; Robert van den Bosch is Associate Entomologist in Biological Control, University of California, Riverside; Dewey Born was Laboratory Technician in Biological Control, University of California, Riverside, at the time these studies were conducted.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 12(1):4-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v012n01p4. January 1958.

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Abstract

There is little doubt that the insecticides parathion, malathion, and TEPP prevented a widespread devastation of California's alfalfa industry following the 1954 appearance of the spotted alfalfa aphid—Therioaphis maculata (Buckton) but the materials also proved to be toxic to insect enemies of the aphid.

Stern V, van den Bosch R, Born D. 1958. New control for alfalfa aphid: Systemic insecticide protects insect enemies of aphid, allows compatibility of chemical treatment with biological control. Hilgardia 12(1):4-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v012n01p4
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