First Report of Heliococcus summervillei

Publication Date
Fri, 25 Sep 2020, 17:40
Last Updated
Sept. 25, 2020, 5:40 p.m.
Report Number
BRB-09/1
Country
Barbados
Pest Id
mealybug - (FERRSP)
Report Status
Preliminary
Hosts
Found on pasture and lawn grasses
Pest Status
  • Unknown
Geographical Distribution
Currently being surveyed
Summary

First report of this pest in the Western Hemisphere and poses a threat to pasture and turf grasses and Sugar cane. Diagnosis facilitated through the Caribbean Pest Diagnostic Network (CPDN); Dr. Zee Ahmed (Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services)

Danger
Important pest of grasses including Sugar cane.
Contact for info
Mr. Ian Gibbs Senior Agricultural Officer Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security Graeme Hall Christ Church Barbados email: [email protected] tel.: 246-5355203
Issue keywords
Quarantine pests
Commodity keywords

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