University of California

Exotic fruit fly pests and California agriculture


James R. Carey
Robert V. Dowell

Authors Affiliations

James R. Carey is Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis; Robert V. Dowell is Senior Economic Entomologist, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Sacramento.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 43(3):38-40. DOI:10.3733/ca.v043n03p38. May 1989.

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Because of their worldwide distribution and numbers, future introductions of fruit flies into California are inevitable. Infestations of economically important pests, including but not limited to the medfly, Mexican fruit fly, and oriental fruit fly, are expensive to treat, and their elimination is seldom certain. Researchers are seeking to improve detection and control methods.

Carey J, Dowell R. 1989. Exotic fruit fly pests and California agriculture. Hilgardia 43(3):38-40. DOI:10.3733/ca.v043n03p38
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