Influence of Phytoseiulus persimilis1 on Populations of Tetranychus turkestani2 at the Economic Threshold on Roses3
Authors: BOYS, FRANK E.; BURBUTIS, PAUL P.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 65, Number 1, February 1972 , pp. 114-117(4)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:The predatory mite Phytoseiulus persimilis Athias-Henriot may be maintained and reared in large numbers on potted lima bean plants with the phytophagous mite Tetranychus turkestani Ugarov & Nikolski as the prey (food) . Biological control of phytophagous mites on roses was obtained with this predator in tests under green- house conditions. However, the value of this biotic agent for commercial control of mites on roses may be suited best to an integrated pest-management program where supplemental controls are necessary when mite densities reach economic threshold levels.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1, 1972
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