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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