In a press release issued by media liaison unit of Punjab agriculture department on Friday, experts said that mango Mealy Bug
leaves trees in May-June and lay eggs in soil and deliver Pupae from November to February.
In conclusion, ghost ants that defend mealy bug
are rewarded by an abundant honeydew sup ply, which serves as an essential food resource for colony growth.
Some of the important mango diseases are fruit fly, mango hopper, mango mealy bug
, powdery mildew, scab fruit rot, Preventive measure is necessary to control the diseases.
, a white fuzzy insect that suck plant juice, had led to major damage of cotton crop in the region.
Also, trees have not fully recuperated from the Mealy Bug
infestation of a few years ago, says the GCA.
Oriental fruit moths, aphids, slugs and snails, cabbage loopers, thrips of every kind, cucumber, flea, and asparagus beetles, cutworms, spider mites, scales, lygus and mealy bugs
are all checked and balanced by mealy bug
destroyers, lacewings, ladybugs, tachinid flies, trichograma wasps, assassin bugs, hover flies, spined soldier bugs and tiny pirate bugs.
In the mealy bug
, for example, the B chromosome hitches a ride on those chromosomes that remain active whether offspring become male or female.
He said that if the increasing attack of Mealy Bug
was witnessed so farmers must follow the instructions of agriculture department to control it.
The attack of cotton mealy bug
is spreading in Sindh besides Punjab and special steps should be taken to check it, they warned.
Presently, a mealy bug
species, Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), has emerged as a major pest of cotton, vegetables and fruits (Tanwar et al.
Due to sale of spurious and uncertified Bt cottonseed in the country, around 40 percent of standing crop in Sindh and 45 percent in Punjab has been affected with cotton leave curl virus, mealy bug
and white fly, he added.
The insects, which include ladybird larvae and wasps, eat pests such as greenfly, whitefly and mealy bug
11 million bales mainly due to the shortage of irrigation water, less use of DAP to cotton crop, attack of Cotton Leaf Curl Virus (CLCV), mealy bug
and white fly on the crop and last picking of cotton was affected due to higher prices of wheat announced by the Government.
AADRIENNE SAYS: The problem is a pest called mealy bug
, which has a soft, greyish white body with a white fluffy coating.
Whitefly, red spider mite, mealy bug
are just some of the pests arriving in the greenhouse, conservatory or even on plants growing in a warm porch.