Levels of resistance to six selected insecticides of
eleven field populations of the filbert aphid Mvzocallis
coryli (Goetze) were determined by using the leaf-dip
residue technique. Test insecticides included compounds
widely used in commercial filbert orchards, namely,
carbaryl, diazinon, endosulfan, phosalone, fenvalerate and
oxydemetonmethyl. Aphid samples were collected within a...
The hundred-year history of the hazelnut industry in the Pacific Northwest
is threatened by eastern filbert blight (EFB) caused by the fungus Anisogramma
anomala (Peck) E. Müller. Marker-assisted selection (MAS) has been extensively
used for ‘Gasaway’ resistance in the hazelnut breeding program at Oregon State
University. Concern over breakdown of...
With color photos and text, describes principal insect pests of hazelnuts (filberts) including their life stages, symptoms of infestation, and techniques for sampling population levels. Also describes beneficial insects (generalist natural enemies) that can combat pest insects.
A classical biological control project was undertaken
against the filbert aphid, Myzocallis coryli (Goetze), in
western Oregon. Hazelnut orchards in Spain, France, and
Italy were searched for natural enemies of the aphid, and
a parasitic wasp, Trioxys pallidus Haliday, was imported,
quarantined, mass-reared, and released in Oregon orchards.