MITES

Spider mite

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Spider mite (Tetranichus urticae) is a dangerous, small and polyphagous pest. The mite is active as a rule on the undersides of leaves braiding them with a web. They suck out plant sap causing the deformation and the decolorization of injured leaves. The leaves assume a marble tint, become dark-brown and wither. The pest gives 8-10 genarations during the period of vegetation. They hibernate in plant residues and weeds.

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How to fight the spider mite

For biological control you should use Amblyseius californicus, Phytoseiulus persimilis, Amblyseius andersoni predatory insects.

Strawberry mite or Cyclamen mite (Phytonemus pallidus)

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These mites are white and 0.25 mm in length. They damage young foliage of strawberry. As a result the leaves become smaller and yellow colour, wrinkle, kink and then wither. Mites give 5 genarations during the period of vegetation.

How to fight the strawberry mite

4As a biological control of pest you can use the following predatory insects: Amblyseius andersoni, Amblyseius cucumeris.