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New California pest sorghum midge found in San Joaquin Valley


W. H. Lange
V. L. Marble
W. E. Pendery
V. E. Burton

Authors Affiliations

W. H. Lange is Professor of Entomology, University of California, Davis; V. L. Marble is Extension Agronomist, University of California, Davis; W. E. Pendery is Farm Advisor, Tulare County, University of California; V. E. Burton is Extension Entomologist, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 15(1):7-9. DOI:10.3733/ca.v015n01p7. January 1961.

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The sorghum midge—Contarinia sor-ghicola (Coquillet)—the most important pest of grain sorghums in the Southern states—was found in Tulare county on October 6, 1960. This apparently is the first record of this midge west of New Mexico. Surveys at the time of the initial discovery indicate that it is firmly established in Tulare County and is also present in Madera, Fresno, Kings, and Kern counties.

Lange W, Marble V, Pendery W, Burton V. 1961. New California pest sorghum midge found in San Joaquin Valley. Hilgardia 15(1):7-9. DOI:10.3733/ca.v015n01p7
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