Innovative Global Strategies to Control the Damage of Mealy Bug on Papaya Plant

  • Umar Niaz Department of Entomology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Burhan Ahmad Department of Entomology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Hafiz Atta-Ur-Rehman Saeed Department of Entomology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Keywords: Papaya mealy bug, Morphology, Ecology, Damage, Management

Abstract

The papaya mealy bug (Paracoccusmarginatus) is an invasive insect pest of papaya plant. Now these days Papaya is very profitable crop than other fruit crops. But due to damage of mealy bug value of this crop can be reduced. Previous research have been proved that this insect pest damaging papaya fruit day by day. Previous study proved that we can control the damage of this insect pest through various control measures like physical and cultural, biological and chemical control. In case of chemicals imidacloprid, dimethoate, sevin, acetamiprid and acephate can be used effectively against this pest. We should prefer ecofriendly control strategies against papaya mealy bug instead of chemicals.

Published
2018-10-29
How to Cite
Niaz, U., Ahmad, B., & Saeed, H. (2018). Innovative Global Strategies to Control the Damage of Mealy Bug on Papaya Plant. Shanlax International Journal of Arts, Science and Humanities, 6(2), 85-86. Retrieved from http://shanlaxjournals.in/journals/index.php/sijash/article/view/206
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