What is agonoscena pistaciae?
Why is the fight against pistachio psylla important?
What are the growth stages of Agonoscena pistaciae?
The common Agonoscena pistaciae has three stages of growth, including the egg, nymph, and the adult stage. Usually, the amount of damage at the nymph stage is significantly greater than other stages. In all three stages of its life cycle, Agonoscena pistaciae feeds on the tree.
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Types of agonoscena pistaciae
What’s winter agonoscena pistaciae?
What’s summer agonoscena pistaciae?
How does the life cycle of psyllas unfold?
Agonostacia pistaciae has five instars.
What are the characteristics of pistachio psylla damage?
Damages caused by Agonostacia pistaciae:
- deaf nuts
- immature kernel
- The fall of the next year’s buds
- Fall of leaves
- Leaf yellowing
- Leaves drying
- Entwined leaves
- close-shell pistachio
- Observing honeydew on the leaves and under the trees
- Observing the brown nymph
- underside of leaves
Dealing with Pistachio psylla
Which methods can be used to deal with pistachio psylla?
- Control by biological means or by using natural enemies
- Implementing mechanical means (proper irrigation – winter plowing – use of resistant breeds)
- Chemical control or poison use
- Utilizing sulfur
Pistachio psylla usually begins its activity in spring. Unless measures are taken to control it, the damage will be more severe during the summer. It is anticipated that tree destruction will continue until the fall.