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.
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:
buprofezina, timetoxame, fipronil e piriproxifena.
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.