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Systemic insecticides for control of citrus mealybug in gardenias


J. L. Bivins
A. S. Deal

Authors Affiliations

Jack L. Bivins is Farm Advisor, Santa Barbara County; Andrew S. Deal is Extension Entomologist, University of California, Riverside.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 27(8):5-6. DOI:10.3733/ca.v027n08p5. August 1973.

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Citrus mealybug Planococcus citri (Risso) is a serious pest attacking many greenhouse grown crops. Cottony masses of the insect occur in great numbers on the growing tips of the branches of plants (see photo). The greatest numbers occur in the summer, fall, and early winter months, causing the most serious damage to plants. The mealybug is a gregarious feeder ultimately killing the tender shoots.

Bivins J, Deal A. 1973. Systemic insecticides for control of citrus mealybug in gardenias. Hilgardia 27(8):5-6. DOI:10.3733/ca.v027n08p5
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