Échelle de date Palm

Class: Les insectes
Common Name: Échelle de date Palm
Scientific Name: Parlatoria blanchardi
Potential Host:


Who Am I?

Palm date scale are a sap-sucking insect of palms that tend to feed and form colonies along palm fronds (leaves). Adults have several millimeter long, oval bodies that are covered with a waxy layer which gives them a grayish-white color. Once settled, females protect and cover their eggs, thus remain mostly immobile. Palm date scale is considered to be a minor pest of low agricultural significance. In very high infestation levels, palm date scale can cause tissue necrosis, on young palm trees that are several years old.

Control Measures

Calendrier: Il est plus facile et plus rentable de surmonter les infestations au cours des premières étapes. Surveillez régulièrement le champ et recherchez les signes ci-dessus.

Les produits utilisés dans une ou plusieurs régions du monde peuvent contenir les ingrédients suivants :

buprofezine, thiaméthoxame, fipronil, et pyriproxyfen.

huile de neem et huile minérale.

*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.

Caution and careful notice should be taken when using any plant protection products (insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides). It is the grower’s sole responsibility to keep track of the legal uses and permissions with respect to the laws in their country and destination markets. Always read the instructions written on labels, and in a case of contradiction, work in accordance to the product label. Keep in mind that information written on the label usually applies to local markets. Pest control products intended for organic farming are generally considered to be less effective in comparison to conventional products. When dealing with organic, biologic, and to some extent a small number of conventional chemical products, a complete eradication of a pest or disease will often require several iterations of a specific treatment or combination of treatments.

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