Mealybugs are reported to be injurious to soyabean in India, Kentucky (USA), Sri Lanka, Indonesia, etc. Pseudococcus sorghiellus has been found in association with fields that exhibit symptoms similar to potassium deficiency (yellowed leaf margins and stunted plants); often in fields that recently hosted alfalfa. It seems that this mealybug species is fairly common on other plant species, reported from Indiana, Illinois and Pennsylvania. Dysmicoccus sp. was found to suck from root and rhizome nodules of soyabean grown in sandy soil in Karnataka. Severely affected plants showed stunted growth.


Plant Species Soil Surface Sandy Soil Animal Ecology Developmental Period 
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  1. 1.Indian Institute of Horticultural ResearchBangaloreIndia

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