New Carnation Pests
In 1952, an exceedingly tiny mite was found on carnations in southern California, and it was given the name Aceria paradianthi Keifer. _The mites live in the new shoots and between the bases of the leaves and the stem. Sometimes they build up in such prodigious numbers that they are massed on the new growth. By feeding on ,the epidermal cells they cause yellowing, stunting, and some basal sprouting. All varieties are subject to damage.
Source: • Colorado State Flower Growers Association Bulletin #83
Keywords: New carnation pests