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September 2004
Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Found in Solano County
A rapid response by county ag personnel helps contain the insect's spread.
by Ken White
It was not a good way to start a Monday.Agricultural inspectors for Solano County were on their usual rounds checking insect traps. In a crepe myrtle tree near the Vacaville Premium Outlets, just off Interstate 80, they made an unwelcome discovery. They found an adult female glassy-winged sharpshooter (GWSS) stuck in a trap.It was then that Solano County Agricultural Commissioner Susan Cohen initiated a rapid response plan--a highly successful program generated by the PD/GWSS Science Advisory Pa...
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