Inglese, P., Biró, T., & Alina, P. 2004 Research concerning the chemical control against Pseudococcus adonidum L.. Journal of Central European Agriculture 5(3): 137-142.
Notes: P. adonidum is a polyphagous pest, which attacks different species of plants belonging to many families and genera (such as Citrus, Ficus, Cactaceae, Cycas, Dracaena, Phoenix, Mimosa, Asparagus and Camellia). It is localized in large colonies on leaves, stems, branches, offshoots and roots. Experiments were performed in solarium conditions during 2001-02 to test the efficacy of Confidor [imidacloprid] 200 SL at 0.07%, Calypso [thiacloprid] 400 SC at 0.013%, Pyrinex [chlorpyrifos] 25 EC at 0.4%, Vydate [oxamyl] 10 G at 1 g, Fastac [alpha-cypermethrin] 10 CE-RV at 0.015%, Sumithion [fenitrothion] 50 EC at 0.1-02%, Mospilan [acetamiprid] 20 SP at 0.02%, Decis [deltamethrin] 2.5 CE at 0.05% and Actellic [pirimiphos-methyl] 50 EC at 0.2% against the pest. Three species were artificially infested in the beginning of the vegetation period: Mammillaria pringlei [M. rhodantha subsp. pringlei], M. wildii [M. glochidiata] and Notocactus mammulosus. In 2001, the best efficiency was recorded with Pyrinex (96.3%), followed by Confidor (94.3%), Vydate (93.0%) and Calypso (90.7%). Relative satisfactory results were also obtained with Mospilan (83.3%) and Actellic (83.3%). Weak results, reduced mortalities, were recorded from Sumithion (37.6%), Fastac (32.7%) and Decis (30.7%). In 2002, the best efficiency was recorded with Vydate (98.3%), followed by Pyrinex (96.3%), Confidor (93.0%) and Calypso (90.3%). Good results were obtained with Mospilan (82.0%) and Actellic (83.7%). Weak results, reduced mortalities, were obtained from Sumithion (36.7%), Decis (35.3%) and Fastac (33.7%).