Black scale

Cultural and biological control methods

Regulatory pruning for air circulation.
Metaphycus spp.

Critical stage

1st generation: February-March.
2nd generation: July-August.

Treatment criteria

Preferably in the 1st generation, up to L3, meaning 3 larvae per leaf and internode. In the 2nd generation, when 100% of eggs have ecloded at the threshold of the 1st generation.

Active material recommended

Paraffin oil
Pyriproxyfen (only 1st generation)

Scientific name

Saissetia oleae Olivier.