Damage to horticultural crops such as: cauliflower, cabbage,
Broccoli, arugula, radish, kale and pakchoi, as well as associated with weeds: Brassica campestris and horseradish (Brassicaceae). However, it is considered a highly polyphagous pest and may affect other hosts.
Pest Status (old values from ISPM 8 -1998 )
Present: subject to official control
Pest Status (ISPM 8 - 2021)
Present: not widely distributed and under official control
To date the pest show their dispersion in crops of the following communes: Colina, Curacaví, Lampa, Maipú, Pudahuel and Til Til in the Metropolitan Region and Putaendo in the Region of Valparaíso.
It is a pest relevant to Chile. In addition, studies are being conducted to determine the biological cycles of the pest in the country, essential information to determine the recommendations for its control.
That in the meantime it is imperative to adopt control measures that allow farmers to reduce pest populations at levels below the threshold of economic damage to the crops affected. That the chemical control strategy has shown itself to be the most effective at the producer level.
Contact for info
Mr. Rodrigo Astete-Rocha
Chief of Plant Protection Division
Agricultural and Livestock Service
email: [email protected]