Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

New strain of sweetpotato whitefly invades California vegetables

Authors

Thomas M. Perring
Arthur Cooper
Dave J. Kazmer
Clyde Shields
Jon Shields

Authors Affiliations

T. M. Perring is Associate Professor, Laboratory Assistant, and Graduate Research Assistant, respectively, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside; A. Cooper is Associate Professor, Laboratory Assistant, and Graduate Research Assistant, respectively, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside; D. J. Kazmer are Associate Professor, Laboratory Assistant, and Graduate Research Assistant, respectively, Department of Entomology, UC Riverside; C. Shields is pest control advisors in the Imperial Valley; J. Shields are pest control advisors in the Imperial Valley.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 45(6):10-12. DOI:10.3733/ca.v045n06p10. November 1991.

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Abstract

In 1990, a new strain of sweetpotato whitefly invaded Southern California agricultural regions, inflicting heavy damage on cruciferous crops, Problems related to this new strain have impacted vegetable growers throughout California and other growing regions. In the Imperial Valley, 95% of the 1991 fall melons were disced and total losses to summer and fall crops have been estimated at over $120 million.

Perring T, Cooper A, Kazmer D, Shields C, Shields J. 1991. New strain of sweetpotato whitefly invades California vegetables. Hilgardia 45(6):10-12. DOI:10.3733/ca.v045n06p10
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