The dubas bug is a sap sucking insect and pest of date palms. Nymphs and adults suck sap from fronds, leaves, and fruit clusters. In recent years, it has become an important pest of date palm plantation. A dubas bug presence results in the formation of honeydew as a byproduct of the sap being consumed, which then gives rise to the formation of sooty mold and a reduction in photosynthesis.
A heavy infestation can reduce crop yields by several percentages. Infested fruits are smaller and exhibit delayed ripening and low sugar content.
Período: É mais fácil e rentável superar infestações durante os estágios iniciais. Monitorize rotineiramente o campo e procure os sinais descritos acima.
Os produtos utilizados numa ou mais partes do mundo podem conter os seguintes ingredientes:
óleo de nim e óleo mineral.
*Names marked in red are considered to be highly poisonous to beneficial insects.
*Names marked in green are considered to be organic and IPM (integrated pest management) compatible.