Hello - I posted this to the Identification group and got a reply that it is indeed scale of some sort -
Does anyone have a suggestion for treating / curing this? I am thinking of looking into trying 1 part fish oil to 100 parts water tomorrow, but it is going to be an education to figure out how to apply, etc.
I have found a quantity of tiny white specs on the UPPER side of a few fronds of several of my sago palms... there is nothing on the underside and it is not spead to all fronds of a particular cycad. I have attached a photo of the worst section.
I am in Louisiana and have read quite a bit of stuff on cycad scale problems in Florida, but the photos they show always look worse and they seem to consistently indicate more of an underside attack of the frond - especially in light infestations.
Could anyone please help with an identification and what the appropriate action would be to protect the plants?