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11-838MO  Project Manager: P. F. O'Leary

MITE THRESHOLDS

Andrea S. Phillips, University of Missouri

Mite infestations were established in plots at different densities via manipulation of artificial infestations and/or different rates of miticides. A mite colony currently exists in the entomology lab rearing room for the establishment of infestations. Plots were monitored season long to determine levels of mite infestations. Plots were scheduled to be harvested to detect any yield differences caused by the different population levels of spider mites.

The trial was planted on April 27. Mites were imported on June 18, June 25, and July 5 from surrounding fields that are infested. The infestation was a huge success; however, it was impossible to get a light, medium, and heavy infestation contained to the plots. The untreated check was the heaviest infested plot. The plots were not harvested because the mite infestation could not be contained.

 

Project Year: 2012
 

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