REARING MEALYBUGS FOR USE IN PESTICIDE EFFICACY STUDIES FOR PINEAPPLE PRODUCTION

G. Taniguchi
A method of conducting efficacy studies for pesticide screening was developed for control of the pineapple mealybugs Dysmicoccus brevipes and D. neobrevipes. Sectioned crowns were planted individually in pots, grown for 2 to 4 months and then inoculated with cultured mealybug crawlers grown on kabocha pumpkin or butternut squash. After inoculation plants were grown for another 2 months. Individual infested plants were taken outdoors and sprayed with a test pesticide and observed for mealybug mortality over a period of 6 weeks.
Taniguchi, G. (2011). REARING MEALYBUGS FOR USE IN PESTICIDE EFFICACY STUDIES FOR PINEAPPLE PRODUCTION. Acta Hortic. 902, 363-365
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2011.902.41
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2011.902.41
pineapple mealybug, Dysmicoccus brevipes, D. neobrevipes, pineapple, pesticide
English

Acta Horticulturae