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Prospects for integrated control of olive fruit fly are promising in California


Timothy R Collier
Robert A Van Steenwyk

Authors Affiliations

T.R. Collier was Postgraduate Research Entomologist, Department of Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management (ESPM), UC Berkeley, and is now Assistant Professor, Department of Renewable Resources, University of Wyoming; R.A. Van Steenwyk is Cooperative Extension Entomologist, ESPM, UC Berkeley.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 57(1):28-32. DOI:10.3733/ca.v057n01p28. January 2003.

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The recent invasion of California by the olive fruit fly has the potential to devastate commercial olive production throughout the state. Fortunately, much is known about this pest in Europe, and prospects for olive fruit fly control in Calif-ornia are good. Effective manage-ment is likely to result from careful monitoring and properly timed chemical control. Suppression of olive fruit fly populations on ornamental and residential olive trees using biological control may also contribute to overall control.


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Collier T, Van Steenwyk R. 2003. Prospects for integrated control of olive fruit fly are promising in California. Hilgardia 57(1):28-32. DOI:10.3733/ca.v057n01p28
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