Natural biological control of pest mites in Brazilian sun coffee agroecosystems.

@article{Teodoro2010NaturalBC,
  title={Natural biological control of pest mites in Brazilian sun coffee agroecosystems.},
  author={Adenir Vieira Teodoro and Renato A Sarmento and Adriano Soares R{\^e}go and Anilde da Graça S Maciel},
  journal={Recent patents on food, nutrition & agriculture},
  year={2010},
  volume={2 2},
  pages={
          160-5
        }
}
Coffee is one of the leading commodities in tropical America. Although plantations are usually established under a canopy of trees in most producing countries in the region, Brazilian coffee is mostly produced under full sun conditions. Such simple, single-crop agroecosystems with intensive agrochemical inputs often suffer with pests like mites. Predatory mites of the family Phytoseiidae are the main natural enemies associated with pest mites in the field. However, these beneficial arthropods… CONTINUE READING