Phytoseiulus persimilis (Acarina: Phytoseiidae) for control of two-spotted mites in a commercial greenhouse

N. V. Tonks, P. Everson


Natural infestations of the two-spotted spider mite were controlled on green house cucumber by early releases of the predatory mite, <i>Phytoseiulus persimilis</i> Athias-Henriot. Later sporadic mite outbreaks severely damaged some plants and required frequent surveys and repeated predator releases in the greenhouse. However, no mite sprays were required and crop yield was satisfactory.


<i>Phytoseiulus persimilis</i>; Acarina; Phytoseiidae; two-spotted spider mite

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