Mite Management

European Red Mite (ERM), Two Spotted Mites (TSM) and Bryobia mites all commonly affect apple and pear orchards.

David Williams (Principal Researcher, Agriculture Victoria) discusses how to identify, monitor and control mites in the following three videos:

Mite Monitoring

 

Mite Monitoring – understanding Cumulative Leaf Infested Days (CLID)

For more information on how to calculate Cumulative Leaf Infested Days click here

Controlling Mites in Orchards

 

Click for Monitoring Sheet, Monitoring Calendar, Monitoring Guidelines and How to Use a Hand Lens

For further information on mites see Agriculture Victoria AgNote ‘Integrated control of Twospotted Mite in Orchards (AG0157) http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/agriculture/pests-diseases-and-weeds/pest-insects-and-mites/two-spotted-mite/integrated-control-of-twospotted-mite-in-orchards

Reviewed by Kevin Dodds, NSW DPI.

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