• Publications
  • Influence
Economic threshold for Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae) in clementine mandarins Citrus clementina
TLDR
The multivariate regressions highlighted the key role of phytoseiid mites and leaf flush patterns, which were negatively related to fruit damage, and the shortest sampling period that satisfactorily predicted fruit damage at harvest, extended from August to mid-October. Expand
Genetic structure of a phytophagous mite species affected by crop practices: the case of Tetranychus urticae in clementine mandarins
TLDR
It is concluded that crop management has an impact on the population genetics of T. urticae which may be related to the alternation of some acaricides under IPM. Expand
Food Web Engineering to Enhance Biological Control of Tetranychus urticae by Phytoseiid Mites (Tetranychidae: Phytoseiidae) in Citrus
TLDR
The suitability of a cover of the grass Festuca arundinacea Schreber (Poaceae) to enhance biological control of T. urticae relative to bare soil or a wild soil cover in citrus orchards is discussed. Expand
Effect of plant cover management in the biological control of Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Prostigmata) in clementines.
TLDR
The effect of a sown cover of Festuca arundinacea (Poaceae) to traditional alternatives compared with traditional alternatives resulted in the lowest populations of T. urticae in the F. arund inacea cover. Expand
Molecular characterization of Cardinium, Rickettsia, Spiroplasma and Wolbachia in mite species from citrus orchards
TLDR
This work has determined the incidence of Cardinium, Rickettsia, Spiroplasma and Wolbachia as representatives of major distorter bacteria genera in Aplonobia histricina, Eutetranychus banksi, and T. urticae populations from Spanish citrus orchards. Expand