A network that helps people worldwide obtain rapid advice and information on crop protection, including the identification and management of plant pests.
PestNet is a network that helps people worldwide obtain rapid advice and information on crop protection, including the identification and management of plant pests. It started in 1999. Anyone with an interest in plant protection is welcome to join. PestNet is free and is moderated, ensuring that messages are confined to plant protection.
November 2006. The mango season in Palau has been devastated by what was thought to be the mango leafhopper. Confirmation was requested.
There is a good photo of Idioscopus nitdulus and some general information at www2.dpi.qld.gov.au/health/4275.html, Office of Biosecurity, Government of Queensland. A second species, I clypealis, also has the same common name. The two species can also be seen illustrated on the CSIRO Entomology website at:
Spray two rounds of one of the following: acephate 75SP @ 1 g/litre; phosalone 35EC @ 1.5 ml/litre; carbaryl 50WP 2 g/litre; phosphamidon 40SL 2 ml/litre of water. The first spray should be at the time of panicle emergence and the second 2 weeks later. Wettable sulphur @ 2 g/litre may be sprayed after spraying carbaryl to avoid mite resurgence.