Hilgardia
Hilgardia
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University of California
Hilgardia

Tobacco budworm, pest of petunias, can be managed with Bt

Authors

Nita A. Davidson
Marvin G. Kinsey
Lester E. Ehler
Gordon W. Frankie

Authors Affiliations

N. A. Davidson was Postgraduate Research Entomologist, Department of Entomology, UC Davis; M. G. Kinsey is Staff Research Associate, Department of Entomology, UC Davis; L. E. Ehler is Professor and Entomologist, UC Davis; G. W. Frankie is Professor and Entomologist, UC Berkeley.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 46(4):7-9. DOI:10.3733/ca.v046n04p7. July 1992.

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Abstract

Damage to petunias by tobacco budworm has reduced the popularity of this colorful summer annual in some parts of California. However, properly timed applications of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) can effectively manage budworm in home gardens and in greenhouses. Lacewing applications proved ineffective on petunias, but may control tobacco budworm on other plants.

Davidson N, Kinsey M, Ehler L, Frankie G. 1992. Tobacco budworm, pest of petunias, can be managed with Bt. Hilgardia 46(4):7-9. DOI:10.3733/ca.v046n04p7
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