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Biological control of four homopterans in Israeli horticulture: achievements and problems

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Biological control of four phloem-feeding homopterans on citrus and avocado is discussed. Examples of successful control are those achieved withParabemisia myricae andIcerya purchasi; only partial control was obtained withProtopulvinaria pyriformis (nonspecific parasitoid complex) and withPlanococcus citri (climatic conditions unfavourable for its natural enemies).

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Mendel, Z., Blumberg, D. & Wysoki, M. Biological control of four homopterans in Israeli horticulture: achievements and problems. Phytoparasitica 20, S45–S49 (1992).

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