Conservation of Biological Control Posterchild, Cottony Cushion Scale
What Has ANR Done?Extension Integrated Pest Management Specialist Elizabeth Grafton-Cardwell of the University of California, Riverside has taught growers to limit the harm to the vedalia beetle through careful timing of insecticide use or the avoidance of insectides altogether.
Disruption of Vedalia Beetle Has LessenedSince 1999, when problems first arose, there has been a noticeable lessening in the disruption of vedalia beetle.
Supporting Unit:UCR Entomology Department
Dr. Elizabeth Grafton-Cardwell
Kearney Agricultural Center
9240 S. Riverbend
Parlier, CA 93648
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521
(559) 646-6593 (Fax)