Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Physical and cultural control: Reclaiming alkali soils to reduce mosquito breeding sites

Authors

Charles H. Schaefer
William E. Wildman

Authors Affiliations

Charles H. Schaefer is Entomologist, University of California, stationed at the Fresno Mosquito Control Research Laboratory, 5544 Air Terminal Drive, Fresno, CA 93727; William E. Wildman is Extension Soils Specialist, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 34(3):36-36. DOI:10.3733/ca.v034n03p36. March 1980.

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Abstract

Physical control involves modification of the environment to reduce or eliminate mosquito breeding places: drainage, diking, filling, leveling, or other engineering works. Cultural control aims for mosquito reduction through management of soils and vegetation that contribute to mosquito problems. Researchers are investigating the effects of conventional drainage and ditching practices on natural flow and fauna in salt marshes and studying ways to reclaim impermeable alkali soils, which are important sources of mosquitoes in some areas.
Schaefer C, Wildman W. 1980. Physical and cultural control: Reclaiming alkali soils to reduce mosquito breeding sites. Hilgardia 34(3):36-36. DOI:10.3733/ca.v034n03p36

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