Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

To control mealybugs, stop honeydew-seeking ants

Authors

Phil A. Phillips
Cindy J. Sherk

Authors Affiliations

Phil Phillips is Area IPM Advisor, Ventura County; Cindy J. Sherk is Field Assistant, Ventura County.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 45(2):26-28. DOI:10.3733/ca.v045n02p26. March 1991.

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Abstract

Recent increases in obscure mealybug infestations in central-coast vineyards have been associated with Argentine ant activity. Mealybug infestations were reduced by controlling these honeydew-seeking ants in the spring, using chemical treatments directed at the base of the vines. This control strategy avoids full coverage treatments disruptive to bene ficials.

Phillips P, Sherk C. 1991. To control mealybugs, stop honeydew-seeking ants. Hilgardia 45(2):26-28. DOI:10.3733/ca.v045n02p26
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