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Mites (acari) for pest control
This chapter discusses the sex ratio of ABAs and its effect on mass--rearing, establishment and field performance, as well as the role of pesticides and host plants and host pests in the use ofABAs.
Parasitic mites of honey bees: life history, implications, and impact.
The biology and damage of the three main pest species Acarapis woodi, Varroa jacobsoni, and Tropilaelaps clareae is reviewed, along with detection and control methods.
Biology and control of the broad mite,Polyphagotarsonemus latus (Banks) (Acari: Tarsonemidae)
- U. Gerson
- BiologyExperimental & applied acarology
- 27 January 1992
Control options comprise plant resistance, pesticides and biocontrol, the possible emergence of sibling species or feeding strains, better understanding of the mite's reproduction, the effects of host plants on life history parameters, monitoring for pesticide resistance and exploration for additional natural enemies of the broad mite.
ITS2 sequences as barcodes for identifying and analyzing spider mites (Acari: Tetranychidae)
It is tentatively concluded that rDNA-ITS2 sequence barcodes may serve as an effective tool for the identification of spider mite species and can be applicable as a diagnostic tool for quarantine and other pest management activities and decision-making.
Predator-prey dynamics and strategies for control of the red palm mite (Raoiella indica) (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) in areas of invasion in the Neotropics.
Studies on predator composition after the initial detection in 2006 of R. indica indicated that the predaceous mite, A. largoensis increased its densities as the red palm mite grew and spread to new locations, and studies to find exotic and more effective predators of the red Palm mite should be intensified.
Mites for the control of pests in protected cultivation.
The authors review recent advances related to the application of predatory mites for the control of greenhouse pests, and discuss interactions among acarine biocontrol agents (ABAs) and the effects of crop plants and new technologies on ABAs, such as artificial lighting, elevated carbon dioxide levels and genetically modified organisms.
Mites (Acari) as a factor in greenhouse management.
This review discusses the economically important pest mites (Acari) of greenhouses, aspects of their biology, and the acarine predators that attack them as well as various insect pests. Greenhouse…
Life history and life tables of Rhizoglyphus robini Claparède (Acari: Astigmata: Acaridae)
On discute de l'effet combine de differents facteurs modifies par la nutrition, tels que la survie, the taille du corps and the fecondite sur les changements dans les populations d'acariens.
Acarine pests of citrus: overview and non-chemical control
- U. Gerson
- 31 July 2003
It is argued that better use should be made of the indigenous predators of citrus mites, because neither the major pest mites nor their natural enemies have evolved on citrus, and that generalist predators thus have a better chance to control the pests.
The predator guild associated withAceria litchii (Acari: Eriophyidae) in Australia and China
A guild of seventeen predators, including ten species of phytoseiid mites, was associated with lychee erinose in Queensland, and the value of introducing additional predators to Australia, especially from China, is discussed.