coconut tree - Knowledgebase Question

Lauderdale Lakes, Fl
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Question by jahmeca
September 11, 2010
my coconut tree leaf have some brown cotton looking thing under the leaf eating it up it is also spreading to other coconut tree please what can i do.

Answer from NGA
September 11, 2010
What you describe sounds like a mealybug infestation. Mealybugs can spread rapidly so you'll want to control them quickly. Safer's Insecticidal Soap is effective in killing the pests. Or you can prune off the infested fronds to stop the spread of the insects. Good luck with your coconut palms!

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