Elizabeth E Grafton-Cardwell Ph.D.
9240 S. Riverbend Ave.
Parlier, CA 93648
(559) 592-2408 Ext. 152 & (559) 646-6591
- Citrus Entomology web site
- Lindcove Research and Extension Center web site
- Citrus Bugs Blog
- Lindcove Research and Extension Center blog
My research and extension program stuies strategies for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) methods to manage arthropod pests of citrus in the San Joaquin Valley of California. We establish or verify economic thresholds for key pests, study the efficacy of natural enemies, maximize the use of biological and cultural control methods, develop pheromone trapping systems, screen the efficacy and selectivity of new insecticides and test pests for resistance to insecticides. In recent years I have focused on invasive pests such as Asian citrus psyllid and pests of export significance such as Fuller rose beetle.
As of June 2006 I am also Director of Lindcove Research and Extension Center in Exeter California. This 175 acre Center supports research projects on citrus breeding, horticulture and pest management.
SpecialtyCitrus Integrated Pest Management
Areas of Expertise (click to see all ANR academics with this expertise)
- Fruit Crops - General
- Tree Fruits - General
- Citrus - General
- Subtropical Fruits - Other
- Plants and Their Systems
- Insects, Mites, and Other Arthropods Affecting Plants
- Biological Control of Pests Affecting Plants
- Integrated Pest Management Systems
- Beneficial Insects
- Geographic Information Systems
- Research and Extension Centers
- Pest Management/Diseases
- Endemic Species
- Endemic and Invasive Pests and Diseases
- Asian Citrus Psyllid
- Asian Citrus Psyllid & Huanglongbing Disease: Pest Notes...
- Citrus: UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines
- Citrus: UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines-Print
- Cottony Cushion Scale: Pest Notes for Home and Landscape
- Integrated Pest Management for Cotton in the Western Region...
- Integrated Pest Management for Floriculture and Nurseries
- IPM in Practice -- Second Edition
- Natural Enemies Handbook: The Illustrated Guide to...
- Pomegranate: UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines
- The Safe and Effective Use of Pesticides, 2nd Edition
California Agriculture Article Contributions
- UC and the state of California team up against invasive species
- Insecticide treatments disinfest nursery citrus of glassy-winged sharpshooter
- Armored scale insecticide resistance challenges San Joaquin Valley citrus growers
- Invisible invaders: Insect-transmitted viruses threaten agriculture
- In the San Joaquin Valley, cotton aphids have become resistant to commonly used pesticides
- Quick tests for pesticide resistance in spider mites
- Selection of the common green lacewing for resistance to carbaryl
ANR Workgroup Associations
- Entomology - Member
- Pest Management in ANR - Member
- Spray Application Technology - Member
- Sub Tropical Crops - Member
- Vegetable Crop Coordinating Conference (VCCC) - Member