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 – understanding Cumulative Leaf Infested Days (CLID)
For more information on how to calculate Cumulative Leaf Infested Days click here
Controlling Mites in Orchards
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.