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Brimblecombe, A.R. (1955) Pineapple scale investigations. Queensland Journal of Agricultural Science, 12 (3). pp. 81-94.



Studies on seasonal breeding and control of Diaspis bromeliae (Kerner) were conducted at Rochedale, near Brisbane. Control trials have shown that a mixture of white spraying oil and nicotine sulphate (16-1-640) gave only a small kill of insects and dispersible BHC (0·1%) and chlordane emulsion (0·5%) were ineffective. Parathion (0·1 %) showed some promise but results from the lower concentration (0·025%) were inconclusive. The problem of chemical control therefore requires further investigation when adequate populations of the insect appear.

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 > Economic entomology
Plant pests and diseases > Pest control and treatment of diseases. Plant protection > Pesticides
Live Archive:17 Jun 2024 00:55
Last Modified:17 Jun 2024 00:55

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