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2005 Headrick/Grafton-Cardwell (Field Management Plan and Biocontrol Rearing System for Citrus Peelminer)

Field Management Plan and Biocontrol Rearing System for Citrus Peelminer

Objective 1 – Development of a pheromone-based monitoring system. Valley-wide trap deployment in the San Joaquin Valley took place from February to October with new lures developed by Dr. Jocelyn Millar, UC/Riverside. Fifty-one commercial orchards, 9 citrus/other hosts sites, plus 4 pummelo sites were utilized in the study. The trap data were inconclusive this year – there was about 1 flight per month, with adjacent crops having a large effect on subsequent citrus infestations.