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

N. V. Tonks, P. Everson

Abstract


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.

Keywords


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

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