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Pineapple scale (Diaspis bromeliae (Kerner)) distribution and seasonal history

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Murray, D.A.H. (1982) Pineapple scale (Diaspis bromeliae (Kerner)) distribution and seasonal history. Queensland Journal of Agricultural and Animal Sciences, 39 (2). pp. 125-130.



A survey conducted to ascertain the distribution of Diaspis bromeliae (Kerner) found that it was widely distributed
in south-eastern Queensland. Studies on its seasonal history at two sites near Nambour between June 1977 and
October 1978 showed that the percentage of living adult female scales was highest during June, September and
December 1977 and August 1978. Combined mortality from parasitism and predation averaged 40.7% and 37.8%
respectively, at the two sites studied.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Subjects:Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture > Culture of individual fruits or types of fruit > Pineapple
Plant pests and diseases
Live Archive:06 Mar 2024 03:20
Last Modified:06 Mar 2024 03:20

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