Imported wasp helps control southern green stink bug
California Agriculture 45(3):20-22. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v045n03p20.
Parasitic wasps from France, Italy, and Spain have become established and should help control several stink bug species.
M. P. Hoffmann was Staff Research Associate, Department of Entomology, UC Davis, and now Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, Cornell University; N. A. Davidson is Post-Doctoral Researcher, Department of Entomology, UC Davis; L. T. Wilson was Professor and Entomologist at UC Davis, and is currently Professor, Deparhnent of Entomology, Texas A&M University; L. E. Ehler is Professor, Department of Entomology, UC Davis; W. A. Jones was previously Research Entomologist with the USDA European Parasite Laboratory, France, and is now with USDA-ARS Bee Biology and Biological Control of Insects Laboratory, Tucson, AZ; F. G. Zalom is Extension Entomologist and Director, Statewide IPM Project, UC Davis.
The authors acknowledge the valuable assistance of UC Cooperative Extension Farm Advisors Liese Greensfelder, formerly in Contra Costa Co.; Rich Coviello, Fresno Co.; Walt Bentley, Kern Co.; Wynette Sills, formerly in Sacramento Co., Bob Mullen, San Joaquin Co., Richard Smith and Jesus Valencia, formerly and currently in Stanislaus Co., respectively. The assistance of Richard Rice at the UC Kearney Agricultural Center, personnel with the San Diego and Contra Costa Agricultural Commissioner's Office, and several growers is also appreciated. The assistance and cooperation of the USDA-ARS European Parasite Laboratory is gratefully acknowledged. This project was supported in part by the UC IPM Implementation Group and the California Fresh Market Tomato Advisoy Board.