Citrus mite control: Effective new acaricide of low toxicity to insects registered for use on citrus
AuthorL. R. Jeppson
Author AffiliationsL. R. Jeppson is Associate Entomologist, University of California, Riverside.
Hilgardia 12(7):13-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v012n07p13. July 1958.
Relatively safe to handle during spray operations and less toxic to mammals than DDT, Kelthane—4,4'-dichloro-a-(trichloromethyl) benzhydrol—has utility for control of mites injurious to citrus in California.
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