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MANGO MAN COMETH TO KILL RED BANDED CATERPILLARS

With Queensland’s mango season in full swing, producers are on high alert for any sign of red-banded mango caterpillar – a potentially devastating plant pest.

Red banded mango caterpillar was discovered on Cape York Peninsula in October 2001 and has been successfully kept out of southern commercial production for nine years.

If you have mango plants in your backyard or grow them commercially, you can help in the fight against the pest by keeping an eye out for any tell-tale signs and reporting suspicious signs to Biosecurity Queensland

December 3rd, 2010
Topic: FRUIT VEG SMALL CROPS, PESTS DISEASES BACTERIA VIRUSES Tags: , , , , , , ,

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