Development of an environmentally friendly method to control the mealybug Phenacoccus emansor in iris bulb stores in The Netherlands

J.W.A.M. Pijls, G.J.J. Driessen, R.P.Th. Butôt, G.C.M. Conijn, J.J.M. van Alphen

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    Abstract

    Mealybugs form a recurrent problem in storage rooms of flower bulbs in the Netherlands, despite preventative chemical treatment. The causes of this problem, and the biology, ecology and dispersal opportunities of the mealybugs were investigated. Alternative control methods were tested. Combined physical and biological control methods offer good prospects to solve the mealybug problem in an environmentally friendly manner.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the section experimental and applied entomology of the Netherlands Entomological Society (N.E.V.)
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    PublisherNederlandse Entomologische Vereniging (NEV)
    Pages111-116
    Volume9
    Publication statusPublished - 1998

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