Balikai, R.A. 1999c Pest scenario of ber (Zizyphus mauritiana Lamarck) in Karnataka.. Pest Management in Horticultural Ecosystems 5(1): 67-69.
Notes: A field survey was carried out in Ziziphus mauritiana crops between 1996 and 1998 in Karnataka, India. A total of 22 pests was identified. Of these, Dacus correctus [Bactrocera correcta], Carpomyia vesuviana and Meridarchis scyrodes were found to be major pests, with infestation levels above 51%. Maconellicoccus hirsutus, Perissopneumon tamarindus, Aubeus himalayanus, Achaea janata and Cryptozona semirugata were moderate pests, with 31-50% infestation levels. Levels of M. hirsutus and Aubeus himalayanus are thought to be increasing.