Mite Species on Strawberry in Southern California

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While conducting experiments on biological control of the twospotted spider mite. Tetranychus urticae Koch, on strawberry in Orange County (Oatman 1965. Oatman and McMurtry 1966. Oatman et al. 1967, 1968), specimens of the various mites present on the leaves Were kept for identification. Most of the material was collected in 1964, 1965, and 1966 from summer plantings of either ‘Shasta’ or ‘Torrey’ varieties. The strawberries were planted in late August and harvested from March through June of the following year before being diseed under prior to replanting in August. Although the soil is usually fumigated with a mixture of methyl bromide and chloropicrin prior to planting, the 1964–65 and 1965–66 plantings were not.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 15, 1971

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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