Sandanayaka, W.R.M., Davis, V.A., & Jesson, L.K. 2018 Mealybug preference among clover cultivars: testing potential groundcover plants to dissociate mealybugs from grapevines. New Zealand Plant Protection 71: 248-254


  • Grapevine leafroll disease transmission
  • biological control
  • distribution
  • Notes: The choice of groundcover plants used under grapevines may reduce the quantity of mealybugs found on grapevines in New Zealand vineyards. Preferences of Pseudococcus calceolariae and P. longispinus mealybugs on five clover cultivars were tested under ‘nochoice’ and ‘choice’ conditions.