September 2012 archive

Pest of the Month August 2012 – Asian Citrus Psyllid

Hosts: Restricted to Citrus and closely related Rutaceae, such as mock orange  Distribution: Hawaiian Islands – Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, and Lanai.  Other U.S. – Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, California, Puerto Rico, andGuam.  Also found in southeast Asia, South America, Middle East, and the Caribbean Damage: Stunting and twisting of …

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Pest of the Month July 2012 – Plumeria Stem Borer (Lagocheirus undatus)

i)       Hosts: Plumeria spp. ii)      Symptoms: Small hole(s) in the side of the stem with black ooze dripping out, shriveled stems iii)    Control: Prune the affected branch from the plant and destroy completely.  Insecticides are ineffective. References: Plumeria, University of Hawaii at Manoa, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Cooperative Extension Service, Ornamental Flowers …

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