Submitted to: National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/7/2004
Publication Date: 1/7/2004
Citation: GODFREY, K., MCGUIRE, M.R., STEINKRAUS, D. INTRODUCTION OF EXOTIC BIOCONTROLS INTO CALIFORNIA APHID POPULATIONS.. NATIONAL COTTON COUNCIL BELTWIDE COTTON CONFERENCE. 2004. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: The cotton aphid, Aphis gossypii is one of the most damaging pests of cotton and control efforts rely on chemical pesticides. To enhance the natural enemy complex of cotton aphid, two parasites and one entomopathogenic fungus were released into cotton aphid populations in California. One of the parasites, Aphelinus near paramali successfully overwintered at two nursery sites in the San Joaquin Valley. The fungus, Neozygites fresenii, although able to cause very limited infections in the field following release, failed to establish in populations during the season and apparently did not overwinter.