June 2012 archive

Jun 13

Pest of the Month November 2007 – Papaya Mealybug

Distribution: Major Hawaiian Islands.  Native to Mexico and Central America.  Also found through the Caribbean, in Florida, and Guam. Hosts: Papaya, plumeria, hibiscus, and Jatropha Damage: Chlorosis (yellowing), stunting, deformation, early leaf and fruit drop, and sooty mold growing on honeydew from the mealybug.  Heavy infestations can kill the plant. Biological Control: parasitic wasps, ladybugs. …

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Jun 12

Aloha Arborist Association News

Our industry mourns the loss of Reid Barcelona who died while pruning a coconut palm at Hilton Hawaiian Village on June 11, 2012.  Our condolences to his family and his employer, Weslynn Specialty Contractor.  For a news report about the accident, please click here.