Ren, L., Qian, L., Xue, M., Peng, C., Chen, N., Zhan, G., & Liu, B. 2021 Vapor heat treatment against Planococcus lilacinus Cockerell (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) on dragon fruit. Pest Management Science DOI 10.1002/ps.6616


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  • Notes: The coffee mealybug Planococcus lilacinus Cockerell, is an invasive pest that infests dragon fruit [Selenicereus undatus (Haworth) D.R. Hunt], that may require a phytosanitary treatment to meet quarantine requirements. In this study, vapor heat treatment was conducted to disinfest P. lilacinus on dragon fruit and the quality of dragon fruit was evaluated thereafter.