Friday, August 7, 2009

Moringa oleifera Leaf Miner

I think I have identified the leaf miner species to be Liriomyza munda. My research has shown several cases of this species in Moringa oleifera as far back as 1963. It has yet to move to the Moringa stenopetala. There seems to be no easy or efficient way to treat this infestation. Please note that due to poor weather the Moringa oleifera seedlings received little light and low temperatures for about two weeks. This may have weakened them, allowing the miner to become established. I'll update if there are any changes.

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