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Speaker: Kelly Vance
Spanish translation included for this session.
Whether it’s Broad Mite in begonias, Cyclamen Mites in begonias or Russet Mites in tomatoes, these “micro mites” can cause serious damage to many crops before they are detected. With most averaging 1/100th of an inch, these mites can infest crops before many growers even notice their damage. In this session, we’ll cover basic biology on the key mites that threaten crops in the Pacific Northwest, inspection and quarantine of incoming plant material, scouting crops for early warning signs, and biological control programs focusing on prevention of these destructive, yet commonly-overlooked pests.