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Cover for Hypogeococcus pungens (cactus mealybug)

The mealybug Hypogeococcus pungens is native to South America. It was first used as a biological control agent of invasive...


F. fusca is feared mostly for its ability to transmit TSWV (tomato spotted wilt virus). This tospovirus has become a major agricultural...

Cover for Sugarcane mosaic virus (mosaic of abaca)

IntroductionIn the past, SCMV has caused alarming losses in various sugarcane-growing regions, including Hawaii, Egypt, Natal...

Cover for Melanaphis sacchari (yellow sugarcane aphid)

M. sacchari is a common pest of sorghum in tropical Africa, Asia, the Far East and the Americas. All growth stages can be infested, but...

Cover for Peronospora sparsa (downy mildew)

S. sparsa is spread over long distances quite easily in the commercial trade of plant materials. As the hosts are perennial, it has little...

Cover for Peronospora hyoscyami f.sp. tabacina (blue mould of tobacco)

Blue mould is currently a very important disease of tobacco worldwide, because of its great capacity to reduce yields. Severe early attacks can...

Cover for Phthorimaea operculella (potato tuber moth)

Potato tuber moth is a serious major pest in areas where the climate favours its development, and where its host plants are grown on a large scale....


Although yews (DeNitto and Kleijunis, 1991; Murray and Hansen, 1997) and other cedar species (Green et al., 2013) are sometimes killed by...

Cover for Drosophila suzukii

The fruit fly D. suzukii is a fruit crop pest and is a serious economic threat to soft summer fruit. A polyphagous pest, it infests...

Cover for Didymascella thujina (cedar leaf blight)

In North America seedling mortality rates of up to 97% have been recorded resulting in large economic losses to growers. Seedling mortality of...

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