Supplemental food for Amblyseius swirskii in the control of thrips: feeding friend or foe?


BACKGROUND In integrated pest management systems in greenhouse crops, the predatory mite Amblyseius swirskii is becoming increasingly important as a biological control agent of various pests, especially thrips and whiteflies. An emerging strategy to promote the predator's establishment and retention in the crop consists in providing food supplements… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/ps.4000


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