Twospotted Spider Mite and its Management in Strawberries

Surendra K. Dara, Strawberry and Vegetable Crops Advisor and Affiliated 1PM Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties

Twospotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae Koch is a major pest of strawberries in California. Spider mite damage reduces plant vigor and contributes to yield loss. Twospotted spider mites are typically found on the lower side of the leaf and form webbing at higher population levels.

 

CAPCA Adviser | AUGUST 2015


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