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Methyl bromide fumigation of pineapple scale, Diaspis bromeliae (Kerner)

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Murray, D.A.H., Swaine, G. and Corcoran, R.J. (1979) Methyl bromide fumigation of pineapple scale, Diaspis bromeliae (Kerner). Queensland Journal of Agricultural and Animal Sciences, 36 (1). pp. 87-90.



Crowns, suckers and slips of Smooth Cayenne pineapples infested with D. bromeliae were fumigated in a fumigation chamber with methyl bromide at 27-55 g/m3 for 2 h at 20 deg C. Fumigation at 46 or 55 g/m3 eliminated D. bromeliae, assessed 14 days later. No phytotoxicity was caused on disease-free material, but suckers severely infected with Phytophthora cinnamomi suffered severe leaf burn at all dosage rates. ADDITIONAL ABSTRACT: Diaspis bromeliae (Kerner), an occasional pest of pineapple in south-eastern Queensland, was eliminated from pineapple planting material by fumigating with methyl bromide at a dosage of 46 g/m3 for 2 h at 20 deg C. This could be used to prevent the spread of the scale to uninfested districts.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Keywords:Methyl bromide; pineapples; planting; production; pests; diseases; control; fumigants; pest control; tropical fruits; fruit crops; fruits; chemical control; agricultural entomology Horticulture; Agricultural Entomology
Subjects:Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture > Culture of individual fruits or types of fruit > Pineapple
Plant pests and diseases > Pest control and treatment of diseases. Plant protection
Live Archive:06 Mar 2024 01:22
Last Modified:16 Apr 2024 23:40

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