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Kiwifruit Insect, Mite & Nematode Pests

Kiwifruit in California > Deficiencies & Pests > Insect, Mite & Nematode Pests

Kiwifruit are susceptible to several pests when grown in California including leafroller caterpillars (Platynota stultana, Arpchips argyrospila, Choristoneura rosaceana, and Argyrotaenia citrana), armored scales (Hemiberlesia rapax, H. lataniae, and Aspidiotus nerii), and the box elder bug (Boisea trivittata). Additionally, the root knot nematode (Meloidogyne spp.) can cause malformed roots, poor fruit size, and vine decline. The root knot nematode is more common on sandy soils (UC IPM 2012).

For detailed information: UC Statewide IPM Program: How to Manage Pests: Kiwifruit

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 Insects, Mite & Nematode Pests | Diseases & Deficiencies | Vertebrates

Adult latania scale, Hemiberlesia latania. photo by Jack Kelly Clark. UC Statewide IPM Project, © UC Regents
Adult latania scale, Hemiberlesia latania. photo by Jack Kelly Clark. UC Statewide IPM Project, © UC Regents
Greedy Scales. photo by Jack Kelly Clark. UC Statewide IPM Project, © UC Regents
Greedy Scales. photo by Jack Kelly Clark. UC Statewide IPM Project, © UC Regents
Larva of obliquebanded leafroller. photo by Jack Kelly Clark. UC Statewide IPM Project, © UC Regents
Larva of obliquebanded leafroller. photo by Jack Kelly Clark. UC Statewide IPM Project, © UC Regents
Kiwi fruit damaged by omnivorous leafroller. photo by Jack Kelly Clark. UC Statewide IPM Project, © UC Regents
Kiwi fruit damaged by omnivorous leafroller. photo by Jack Kelly Clark. UC Statewide IPM Project, © UC Regents
Orange Tortrix Larva. photo by Jack Kelly Clark. UC Statewide IPM Project, © UC Regents
Orange Tortrix Larva. photo by Jack Kelly Clark. UC Statewide IPM Project, © UC Regents
Boxelder bug adult and eggs. photo by Jack Kelly Clark. UC Statewide IPM Project, © UC Regents
Boxelder bug adult and eggs. photo by Jack Kelly Clark. UC Statewide IPM Project, © UC Regents

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