The mealybug releases substances that injure or kill the plant causing sooty mold. An infestation includes deformed leaves and shoots, unopened, bunched leaves, white cottony mass on buds, stems, fruit and roots, unopened or shriveled flowers or deformed fruit.

Photo by EILEEN WARD, Eagle staff

The mealybug releases substances that injure or kill the plant causing sooty mold. An infestation includes deformed leaves and shoots, unopened, bunched leaves, white cottony mass on buds, stems, fruit and roots, unopened or shriveled flowers or deformed fruit.

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