Fruit Crops: Persimmon



Mealybugs are known to attack persimmon in Japan,France,Iran,Italy,Israel ,New Zealand California etc. They suck the fruits, and the honeydew causes black knots. Ants are the main transferring factor of the mealybugs and they protect them against predators and parasitoids. Application of chlorpyrifos 5 % and diazinon 4 % applied around the trunk gave excellent results against ants. All the treatments greatly reduced the population of mealybug. Ferrisia gilli, Gill’s mealybug, is a newly described species of mealybug that is spreading throughout California infesting many stone fruits and also persimmon. Parasitoids include wasps in the genera Pseudaphycus, Chrysoplatycerus, and Anagyrus have been shown to effectively reduce Gill’s mealybug populations on persimmon crop systems where pyrethrin-based insecticide use is very limited. Cryptolaemus montrouzieri was introduced into Japan for the control of Planococcus kraunhiae on persimmonI


Stone Fruit Synthetic Pyrethroid Persimmon Fruit Mealybug Species Japanese Persimmon 
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  1. 1.Indian Institute of Horticultural ResearchBangaloreIndia

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