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Blueberry gall midge : a possible new pest in the Northwest : identification, life cycle, and plant injury

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dc.creator Oregon State University. Extension Service
dc.creator Yang, Wei Qiang
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-04T16:05:01Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-04T16:05:01Z
dc.date.issued 2005-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/20386
dc.description Published May 2005. Reviewed March 2012. Please look for up-to-date information in the OSU Extension Catalog: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog/catalog en
dc.description.abstract In the blueberry production regions of Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi, blueberry gall midge is a serious insect pest that affects rabbiteye and southern highbush blueberries, causing substantial yield loss by damaging flower buds. The midge is present from the southeastern to the northern United States, where it feeds on vegetative buds of blueberry and cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Aiton). The gall midge Dasineura oxycoccana (Johnson) (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) was identifi ed as a pest in rabbiteye blueberries (Vaccinium ashei Reade) in the southeastern United States in the early 1990s. In 2004, Dr. Blair Sampson of USDA confirmed that the blueberry gall midges collected in blueberry fields in Oregon and Washington were D. oxycoccana. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Corvallis, Or. : Extension Service, Oregon State University en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries EM (Oregon State University. Extension Service) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 8889 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries EM en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 8889 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Blueberries -- Diseases and pests en_US
dc.title Blueberry gall midge : a possible new pest in the Northwest : identification, life cycle, and plant injury en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US
dc.description.peerreview yes en_US


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