Laboratory tests showed that the synthetic pyrethroids, permethrin and fenvalerate, were highly toxic to the phytoseiid mite Amblyseius fallacies (Garman) and relatively innocuous to the twospotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae Koch. These results indicate that the use of permethrin and fenvalerate is detrimental to orchard integrated mite control programs where A. fallacies is the key predator of spider mites.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: April 1, 1979
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