Observations on Cactoblastis cactorum (Berg) as a Pest of Cactus Pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) in Argentina with Suggestions On Possible Control Methods

Authors

  • Enrique Lobos
  • Judith Ochoa de Cornelli

Abstract

Several cultivars of Opuntia ficus-indica (cactus pear) are used in northwestern Argentina as a
source of forage, fruits, and vegetables and for medicinal purposes (Ochoa et al., 1992). Cactus
pear cultivation is important in subsistence agriculture in many countries and is an alternative
succulent crop that is able to reduce the consequences of droughts (Pimienta-Barrios, 1993)

Published

1997-01-01

Issue

Section

Scientific Papers