Pest & Disease Alert: Ceroplastes Sinensis

An outbreak of Ceroplastes Sinensis, commonly known as "Chinese wax scale", has been identified in Worcestershire.

The soft-scale insects, which leave a waxy substance on plants, been found by The Food & Environment Research Agency (Fera) on citrus imported from Italy.

During the past 20 years Ceroplastes Sinensis has hit citrus groves in countries around the world, including Italy and Australia.

For a copy of Fera's weekly Pest & Disease report click on the attachment below.


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