March 2013 archive

February 2013 Pest of the Month – Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (Euwallacea sp.) and Fusarium Dieback (Fusarium sp.) (PEST ALERT)

Distribution: Southern California.  Widespread in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.  Believed to have originated in Southeast Asia or Africa.  This species appears to be a new, unnamed species so not much is known.  It has also been found in Israel where it has done severe damage to avocado groves. Hosts: Avocado, castor bean, others.  Attacks …

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