Blank, R.H., Olson, M.H., & Lo, P.L. 1993 Mineral oil and diazinon to control armoured scale on kiwifruit.. Proceedings of the Forty Sixth New Zealand Plant Protection Conference. Christchurch, New Zealand: August 10-12, 1992; Rotorua, New Zealand : 71-74.
Notes: Abstract: Laboratory tests on immature and mature greedy scale (Hemiberlesia rapax) stages showed mineral oil had a lower toxicity compared to diazinon or mineral oil/diazinon mixtures; when applied as a dormant season spray to kiwifruit the mineral oil/diazinon mixtures gave 86-96% control of this scale, compared to diazinon 82% and mineral oil 73% control.