Armoured scale insect infestation on kiwifruit in relation to position on the vine


  • M.G. Hill MG
  • N.A. Mauchline
  • P. Ramankutty



The infestation of armoured scale insects on kiwifruit at various distances from the leader in a commercial organic cv Hayward block in the Bay of Plenty was examined at harvest in 2005 This was to test the hypothesis that fruit further from the leader have fewer armoured scale insects than those nearer to the leader From the 25 pergolatrained vines examined kiwifruit from directly beneath the leader had a significantly higher probability of being infested with armoured scale insects (26) compared with fruit sampled from 08 m (116) or 16 m (63) away from the leader The orientation of fruit on the vine (westfacing or eastfacing) had no effect on armoured scale insect incidence Individual vines differed significantly in their level of armoured scale insect infestation Latania scale comprised 84 of the scale insects The implications of these results for growers are discussed




How to Cite

MG, M.G. Hill, N.A. Mauchline, and P. Ramankutty. “Armoured Scale Insect Infestation on Kiwifruit in Relation to Position on the Vine”. New Zealand Plant Protection 59 (August 1, 2006): 47–50. Accessed January 28, 2022.




Most read articles by the same author(s)