Location: Commodity Protection and Quality
Title: Navel orangeworm: a major pest in many crops Authors
Submitted to: Entomology Society of America Pacific Branch Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: February 28, 2011
Publication Date: March 21, 2011
Citation: Burks, C.S., Higbee, B., Siegel, J.P., Daane, K. 2011. Navel orangeworm: a major pest in many crops. Entomology Society of America Pacific Branch Meeting. 13. Technical Abstract: The navel orangeworm, Amyelois transitella (Walker), is a generalist that attacks mature fruit of a wide variety of horticultural crops. It is an important economic pests of almonds, pistachio, and walnuts, each of which are among the 20 most valuable crops in California and are planted on >100,000 acres. Navel orange worm is also a pest on dried figs, which is the 63rd most valuable crop in California and is planted on <10,000 acres. We will compare abundance, susceptibility, and pest management options between these crops.