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01:35PM, 27 Oct 2009
I have a beetle attacking my cycads. How can I control this pest?

The beetle is 5mm - 6mm in length and black in colour. It eats the new leaves in early summer.

Submitted: 03:24PM, 11 Jul 2010
Answer: Dear Noel,

This beetle, as you have already found out, attacks the new flush of growth on the cycad. Yates do not have a registered insecticide to control this beetle. The best way to prevent damage to your cycad, would be to cover them with a net or shade cloth during the summer months when new growth if likely to appear. Hand removal is also an option when first seen.

Answered: 10:59AM, 14 Jul 2010


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