New Guidelines for Management of Scale & Mealybugs
Jill Calabro, Ph.D.
March 14 2017
The Ornamental Horticulture group of the IR-4 Project has released another report important to the green industry - a summary of products evaluated for control of scales and mealybugs.
Scales and mealybugs are common pests in nursery and greenhouse production and landscapes. They feed on plant fluids, either from xylem or phloem depending on the species, and are capable of damaging some plants, if not killing them. There are many different families, but they all have a similar life cycle. Eggs are laid under wax coverings or under the female, and then, nymphs or crawler...
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Author: Jill Calabro, Ph.D.
Jill Calabro serves as AmericanHort’s research and science programs director. She provides strategic direction and oversight to research funded by the Horticultural Research Institute, the research affiliate of AmericanHort, and to research initiatives carried out in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and others who share an interest in advancing horticulture industry progress through research. She also applies scientific perspective to managing and resolving ongoing and emerging plant health, trade, and environmental challenges.
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