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Spray trials for citricola scale

Insecticides applied in a citricola scale trial at Lindcove

The Citrus IPM research team at Lindcove REC tests the efficacy of pesticides and provides recommendations to pest control advisers on strategies for managing citrus pests in the San Joaquin Valley.  A long, wet spring has resulted in exceptionally high...

Insecticides applied in a citricola scale trial at Lindcove
Insecticides applied in a citricola scale trial at Lindcove

Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 8:29 AM

Earwig Field Day at Lindcove Provided New Insights

Carla teaches about the impact of earwigs on young trees

On July 27, Dr. Beth Grafton-Cardwell held an earwig field day at Lindcove featuring the work of visiting Spanish student Carla Romeu Dalmau.  Earwigs can be a pest of new citrus plantings when they feed on the flush growth and occasionally damage citrus...

Carla teaches about the impact of earwigs on young trees
Carla teaches about the impact of earwigs on young trees

Posted on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 10:53 AM

Earwig experiment begins

Researchers release earwigs to study their impact on young citrus

Dr. Beth Grafton-Cardwell, with the help of assistants Sara, Jennifer and Jamie, is releasing earwigs into the blue arena surrounding this young citrus tree.  The purpose of the release is to study the level of damage earwigs cause to young citrus at...

Researchers release earwigs to study their impact on young citrus
Researchers release earwigs to study their impact on young citrus

Posted on Friday, July 8, 2011 at 4:52 PM

Annual Treatments for Aphids are Reducing Tristeza Virus at Lindcove

Staff Research Associate Therese Kapaun collects leaves at LREC for tristeza virus testing

Each year, with funding provided by the California Citrus Nursery Board, we test every tree at Lindcove for citrus tristeza virus (CTV), a disease that is spread by aphids.  While the infected trees are symptomless, we remove them so that infections do...

Staff Research Associate Therese Kapaun collects leaves at LREC for tristeza virus testing
Staff Research Associate Therese Kapaun collects leaves at LREC for tristeza virus testing

Posted on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at 9:40 AM

Volatile Organic Compound Research

Cheung on location

Dr. William Cheung is conducting tests at Lindcove REC to profile the response of a Washington navel orange tree infected with citrus tristeza virus (CTV) compared to an uninfected tree.  A mobile sensor employing differential mobility spectrometry (DMS)...

Cheung on location
Cheung on location

BVOCs emitted by the tree
BVOCs emitted by the tree

Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 7:45 AM

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