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Thursday, November 08, 2007

Asian Cycad Scale

This white powder coating covering the sago fronds is Cycad aulacaspis scale also known as Asian cycad scale. It is not only unsightly but could eventually kill the plant. The St. Petersburg Times gives the latest information on the best ways to deal with this nuisance pest.


Central Florida based bio-pesticide company said...

This company in the link is based out of Central Florida.They are very proud of their advanced and natural pesticidal oil and its ability to control asian cycad scale, naturally.

Anonymous said...

these pests are definitely unsightly. they killed a 5foot sago in my uncles yard. i think the bugs cause some sort of skin irritation, from personal experience.