Kill both spider mites and whiteflies simultaneously with Amblyseius swirskii

Whiteflies and two-spotted spider mites When vegetables or ornamentals are grown in the greenhouse, they are simultaneously attacked by two most economically important pests like greenhouse whiteflies, Trialeurodes vaporariorum (Photo 1) and two-spotted spider mites,Tetranychus urticae (Photo 2). This poses … Continued

Simultaneous release of beneficial nematodes and predatory mites enhances thrip control

Damage caused by the western flower thrips The western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis) are one of the most damaging pests of many crops, ornamental plants, field crops and fruits. Both adults and nymphs of mites feed directly on the young … Continued

Now is the best time to stop emergence of Japanese beetles from their pupae

Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) adults are oval shaped, 1.5-inch long and shiny metallic-green in color (Photo 1). The mature grubs of Japanese beetles are whitish in color with yellowish-brown head capsule and three pairs of thoracic legs. When disturbed, grubs … Continued

Organic control of two spotted spider mites, Tetranychus urticae

Organic control of two spotted spider mites with predatory mite, Amblyseius andersoni Two spotted spider mites (Tetranychus urticae) are serious pests of many greenhouse plants and field crops but they can be organically controlled by using predatory mites called Amblyseius … Continued

Biological control of three crop pests with Stratiolaelaps scimitus

What are predatory mites, Stratiolaelaps scimitus? The predatory mites, Stratiolaelaps scimitus are also called as Hypoaspis miles. These mites are well known natural enemies of crop pests including fungus gnats, two-spotted spider mites and thrips. Both adults and larvae of S. scimitus mites look identical … Continued