University of California

Leaf-footed bug implicated in pistachio epicarp lesion


Hasan A. Bolkan
Joseph M. Ogawa
Richard E. Rice
Richard M. Bostock
Julian C. Crane

Authors Affiliations

Hasan A. Bolkan is Associate Professor at the University of Brasilia, Brazil, presently on sabbatical leave at the University of California, Davis, partially supported by a grant from CNP; Joseph M. Ogawa is Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, UC Davis; Richard E. Rice is Entomologist, Department of Entomology, UC Davis, stationed at Kearney Agricultural Center, Parlier; Richard M. Bostock is Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, UC Davis; Julian C. Crane is Professor, Department of Pomology, UC Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 38(3):16-17. DOI:10.3733/ca.v038n03p16. March 1984.

PDF of full article, Cite this article


Not available – first paragraph follows:

California pistachio production is a fast-developing industry: over 40,000 acres of trees have been planted in the past 12 years. Although a number of disease and insect problems are known to affect pistachios in California, “epicarp” lesion is considered one of the most serious problems, causing losses of 30 percent or more. Although it is termed “epicarp” (skin) lesion, it also affects the mesocarp (flesh), and the endocarp (shell) of the fruit.

Bolkan H, Ogawa J, Rice R, Bostock R, Crane J. 1984. Leaf-footed bug implicated in pistachio epicarp lesion. Hilgardia 38(3):16-17. DOI:10.3733/ca.v038n03p16
Webmaster Email: sjosterman@ucanr.edu