oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Pests of protea cut-flowers
|Article Title||Pests of protea cut-flowers|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Fruit and Food Technology Research Institute, Stellenbosch|
|Publication Date||Jan 1973|
|Pages||251 - 255|
|Keyword(s)||Phytosanitary and Protea plants|
The insects and mites associated with protea plants, besides affecting flower production, result in a phytosanitary problem and inhibit export of the cut-flowers. Data are presented on the numbers of pests found on samples of protea cut-flowers from different localities and the types of pests involved. An assessment is made of the number of pests which are of phytosanitary importance and those which seriowly inhibit pro tea production. Priorities are suggested for research into the problems of pests in the protea cut-flower industry.
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