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Giant Pine Scale Chemical Control

Giant pine scale (Marchalina hellenica) is a scale insect that sucks the sap of pine trees. If established, the insect poses a threat to Australia’s softwood plantation industry by causing branch dieback, gradual desiccation and eventually tree death.

This project aims to identify chemical control options suitable for plantation managers which will significantly reduce Giant Pine Scale abundance on infested trees, and contribute to slowing the rate of spread of this new plantation pest.

Project date

8 Jun 2018-15 Jun 2021

Principal investigator

Stephen Elms

Research organisation

HVP Plantations

Project led by

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Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA)

Forest and Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA) is a not-for-profit company that provides national, integrated research and development services to …

Multiple industries
Forestry Other rural industries
  • Location

    Australia wide

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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