The followings 4 contacts offer information and advice on Aulacaspis yasumatsui:
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J. Haynes is currently leading the efforts of the IUCN/SSC Cycad Specialist Group Subgroup on Invasive Pests in accumulating information on the distribution, movement, effects on natural populations, and control efforts of this serious pest.
Address: IUCN Cycad Specialist Group, P.O. Box 971063, Miami, FL 33197-1063 USA
Dr. Howard conducts research on the bionomics and control of insect pests of palms, cycads, and other tropical ornamental and native plants. His current focus is on Hemiptera. His recent research accomplishments include study of the biology of the cycad aulacaspis scale insect, Aulacapsis yasumatsui Takagi (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Diaspididae), and the development of chemical control methods for this pest.
Address: University of Florida, IFAS
Fort Lauderdale Research & Education Center
3205 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314
Dr. Mannion has conducted independent and collaborative research on the efficacy of various insecticides with respect to controlling CAS, as well as the effects of a biological control organism on CAS populations. She has authored or co-authored several papers on CAS, including one with C. Wiese that discusses an integrated pest management program for controlling CAS (See "References and Links" section).
Address: University of Florida, IFAS, Tropical Research & Education Center, 18905 SW 280th Street, Homestead, FL 33031 USA
C. Wiese has collaborated with researchers from the University of Florida and the USDA on on-site research on CAS at Montgomery Botanical Center; she has also co-authored several papers on CAS, including one with C. Mannion that discusses an integrated pest management program for controlling CAS (See "References and Links" section).
Address: Montgomery Botanical Center, 11901 Old Cutler Road, Miami, Florida 33156 USA