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…

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Control Strawberry root weevil with Steinernema carpocapsae nematodes

Damage caused by strawberry root weevils Strawberry root weevils (Otiorhynchus ovatus) cause serious damage to strawberries. The adults of strawberry…

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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…

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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…

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