44 linear feet of materials from 1914 to 1988
From its inception as the University Farm, the University of California’s campus at Davis has attempted to reach beyond academic borders and assist practicing farmers with their crops. Collection materials include pest control and research done on insects and parasites: their behavior, classification, structure, physiology, and ecology, especially as they impact food production. Several collections document various aspects of insecticide development and use in California agriculture. Entomological organizations and professional associations also fall into this collecting area.
All of the materials in this collection area are in the English language. Although the focus is on pests affecting California agriculture, some materials include international concerns. For materials relating to the history of bees and beekeeping, see collections under the Apiculture subject heading; relevant materials can also be found under the subject headings of Agriculture and Food Processing and Manufacture.