1. AccessAgriculture Training Video Farmers in India show how ladybird beetles kill mealybugs. By knocking mealybugs off the plants with a strong spray of water, they will die. You can also spray neem oil or an extract of bitter leaves mixed with water or urine. Some biological pesticides contain...
  2. Abstract,Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems, 2010 Soil ameliorants, botanicals, chemical insecticides and fungal bio-agents were screened against banana root mealybug, Geococcus spp. Among the soil ameliorants, application of sodium silicate and calcium oxide at the time of planting...
  3. Scale insects and mealybugs are ubiquitous in managed landscapes. Although they are most commonly managed in the landscape on ornamental plants, this group of insects can also be damaging pests of warm season turfgrasses. To date, little research has investigated management strategies for these...
  4. It’s human nature to ignore what you don’t see. Why worry about something if you can’t see it? As growers, you may notice the plant is stunted and not growing well. Until you take the plant out of the pot and look at the root system, then the wax associated with root mealybug becomes noticeable....
  5. Abstract, Journal of Insect Science, 2010 Phenacoccus solenopsisTinsley (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) has been the current topic of research for insect taxonomists and applied entomologists in India due to its invasiveness, rapid spread, morphological and biological variations and the need for...
  6. Abstract, Journal of Pest Science, 2018 Insects provide critical ecosystem services to humanity, including biological control of pests. Particularly for invasive pests, biological control constitutes an environmentally sound and cost-effective management option. Following its 2008 invasion of...
  7. Biological control of the cassava mealybug involved the classical approach, from foreignexploration, biological studies, mass rearing, and release to monitoring and impact studies. The special attention given to quanfity observations on all trophic levels in a holistic approach transformed the...
  8. 1996-01-19 Information about controlling cassava mealybug (Phenacoccus manihoti) without commercial insecticides.
  9. In many habitats ants form a major part of the arthropod fauna found on vegetation, and recent studies have shown that the abundance and diversity of ant–plant associations is particularly remarkable in the tropical region. For instance, one-third of the plant species in a Panamanian forest...
  10. Mutualistic interactions among species play important roles in mediating the dynamics and diversity of niche-related community1,2. The mutualism between ant and honeydew-producing hemipterans has been well documented in multiple ecosystems3,4,5, based on the defensive and aggressive activity of...