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Abstract

Biological control of four homopterans in Israeli horticulture: achievements and problems.

Abstract

The biological control of 4 phloem-feeding Homoptera on Citrus and avocado in Israel is discussed. Examples of successful control are those achieved with Parabemisia myricae and Icerya purchasi; only partial control was obtained with Protopulvinaria pyriformis (nonspecific parasitoid complex) and with Planococcus citri (climatic conditions unfavourable for its natural enemies).