IPM update: 1001 ways to use predatory mites

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Aug 9, 2017
IPM update: 1001 ways to use predatory mites

Greenhouse Canada, August 2017 issue
By Drs. Rose Buitenhuis and Michael Brownbridge

This is the fourth article in a six-part series providing practical information of an overall IPM program. Commercially available predatory mites vary between specialist spider mite predators and generalist species that prey on a multitude of pests. Some also feed on plant sap, pollen or nectar. Some like plants with smooth leaf surfaces, others like their plants to be more hairy. Obviously, one mite does not fit all situations. Read more