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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3

Keywords

Apples, pest control, handling.

First Page Number

409

Last Page Number

412

Abstract

Every year apple growers lose a certain amount of fruit due to superficial blemishes caused by different types of insects. The injuries vary from conspicuous, corky scars to small spots and dimples. Several types of caterpillars and beetles are known to produce feed scars of various kinds, but the cause of dimpling found so frequently in Granny Smiths and, to a lesser extent, in some other varieties is still not known.

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