Portable Device to Remove Aphids and Eggs from Asparagus Ferns
Authors: Halfhill, J. Eric; Gefre, Jerald A.; Tamaki, George; Fye, Robert E.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 76, Number 5, October 1983 , pp. 1193-1194(2)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:A foliage washer was developed which permitted the rapid complete extraction of Brachycolus asparagi Mordvilko and its eggs from whole-fern samples of asparagus. A high-pressure detergent-water stream recirculated through a portable washing chamber system flushed the insects from the foliage through concentrating, filtering, and dewatering funnels onto a small square of nylon organdy. Numbers, stages, and morphs were determined easily by microscopic examination.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: October 1, 1983
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