agriculture invasive species

The Mealy Bug Menace Threatens Cyprus’ Prickly Pear Population

The Papoutsosyko cacti of Cyprus are facing a dire threat from the invasive mealybug pest, posing a risk to the cultural and economic significance of this beloved species. Efforts are underway to combat the spread of these resilient pests, with a focus on education, adaptive strategies, and community action to safeguard the future of Cyprus’ prickly pear population.