Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Research Article Volume 8 Issue 1

Evaluation of Different Factors Affecting the Distribution of the Mango Shield Scale, Milviscutulus mangiferae (Green) Infesting Mango Trees

Mohammed ZY Aly1, Ibrahim II Mohamed1, Alshimaa AS Basry1 and Moustafa MS Bakry2

1Zoology Department, Faculty of Science, South Valley University, Qena, Egypt
2Department of Scale Insects and Mealybugs Research, Plant Protection Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center, Giza, Egypt

*Corresponding Author: Moustafa MS Bakry, Department of Scale Insects and Mealybugs Research, Plant Protection Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center, Giza, Egypt.

Received: November 14, 2023; Published: December 26, 2023

Abstract

In two consecutive years (2018/2019 and 2019/2020), field trials were conducted to evaluate the factors impacting M. mangiferae on mango trees in different cardinal directions, plant strata, and leaf surfaces in a private mango orchard (Balady cultivar) at Esna district, Luxor Governorate, Egypt. The findings showed that M. mangiferae affected mango trees year-round over the course of the two-year experiment, and that it appeared on leaf surfaces, in all tree layers, and in all mango tree directions during all half-monthly investigation periods. Additionally, compared to other directions and strata, the southern location of the tree's basal layer had the largest population density of M. mangiferae. The present data can be applied to help design monitoring and control programmes of M. mangiferae on mango trees. Additionally, compared to other directions and strata, the southern location of the tree's basal layer had the largest population density of M. mangiferae. Additionally, the results showed extremely significant differences between the various leaf surfaces as well as between the count averages at the four cardinal directions and between the various tree strata. The available information can be used to create programs for the monitoring and management of M. mangiferae on mango trees.

Keywords: Milviscutulus mangiferae, seasonal incidence, mango trees, distribution patterns

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Citation

Citation: Moustafa MS Bakry., et al. “Evaluation of Different Factors Affecting the Distribution of the Mango Shield Scale, Milviscutulus mangiferae (Green) Infesting Mango Trees". Acta Scientific Agriculture 8.1 (2024): 47-56.

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Copyright: © 2024 Moustafa MS Bakry., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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