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Integrated Control of the European Asparagus Aphid. (87CP001)
Program UC IPM competitive research grants program
T.M. Perring, Entomology, UC Riverside
L.E. Caltagirone, Biological Control, UC Berkeley
Host/habitat Asparagus
Pest European Asparagus Aphid Brachycorynella asparagi
Discipline Entomology
Commodity-Pest Interactions
Start year (duration)  1987 (One Year)
Objectives Investigate the impact of various asparagus aphid population levels on asparagus yield.

Document within-field and area-wide cultural practices which might inhibit or exacerbate the effect of asparagus aphid on asparagus.

Mass culture and colonize Diaretiella sp. and develop procedures for evaluating biological control in the field.

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