Environmental upsets caused by chemical eradication
Paul DeBach, University of California
Mike Rose, University of California
California Agriculture 31(7):8-10.
Pesticides applied in a San Diego residential area in 1973 and 1974 to eradicate the Japanese beetle resulted in large increases in citrus pests formerly held under biological control.
Paul DeBach is Professor of Biological Control, Experiment Station, University of California, Riverside. Mike Rose is Staff Research Associate, Experiment Station, University of California, Riverside.
This research was funded in part by the California State Department of Food and Agriculture and the California Citrus Advisory Board for research on biological control of woolly whitefly and by NSF Grant 75-04223. “Principles, Strategies, and Tactics of Pest Population Regulation and Control in the Citrus Ecosystem”. The authors also appreciate the assistance of D. McEnery, S. Olson, M. Reynolds, M. Thornton, S. Warner, and W. White.