CISR: Avocado Thrips

CISR: Avocado Thrips

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

The Situation: Avocados are subtropical perennial fruit trees 6-10 meters in height. California produces 95% of the nation’s crop, and 85% of this harvest is from one cultivar, the black fruit Hass avocado. Annually, 6,000 growers in California produce 260 million pounds of fruit on 65,000 acres, and the harvest in 2007 was worth $245 […]

CISR: Avocado Lace Bug

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

The Situation: Avocado lace bug, Pseudacysta perseae, was first described in Florida in 1908 from specimens collected in this state over the period 1897-1907. Avocado lace bug is a true bug with sucking mouth parts.  The common name “lace bug”, is derived from the highly reticulate “lace-like-patterning” of the thorax and wings of adults. There […]

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