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Control of Planococcus citri (Risso) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) On White Yam Variety (Pona) In Storage.

Abstract
The mealybug, Planococcus citri is a very important pest of yam in storage. Six chemicals namely cypermethrin, imidacloprid, groundnut oil emulsion, soyabean oil emulsion, sunlight dishwashing detergent and key soap were evaluated in the laboratory and improved yam barns to ascertain their efficacy in the management of the yam tuber mealybug (P. citri).

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