Tétranyques rouges

Class: Les insectes
Common Name: Tétranyques rouges
Scientific Name: Red mites is a common name for several important species of mites such as Tetranychus urticae, Tetranychus cinnabarinus, Panonychus ulmi, and Panonychus citri.
Potential Host:

There are hundreds of different cultural crops, including peppers, tomatoes, eggplants, cucumbers, squash, watermelon and melon, beans, peas, citrus, papaya, strawberry, shade trees, shrubs, flowers, and more ornamental plants.

Who Am I?

Small arthropods are classified as Arachnida and members of the Tetranychidae family, along with hundreds of different species. They are distributed worldwide and considered a persistent concern for farmers in warm, arid, and dry weather regions.

When weather conditions are right, a female is able to lay up to seven eggs a day and will do so on the underside of leaves. Adults feed upon plant tissues leaving yellowish nourishing marks.

Red mite presence in fields could go unnoticed until infestation reaches a critical point were damage to plants is clearly visible.

Control Measures

Calendrier: Il est plus facile et plus rentable de surmonter les infestations au cours des premières étapes. Surveillez régulièrement le champ et recherchez les signes ci-dessus.

Un contrôle efficace nécessite de pulvériser la totalité de la zone avec de l’eau à haute pression et à volume élevé. Une stratégie courante consiste à établir un calendrier fixe ou dynamique pour les applications de pulvérisation.

Les produits utilisés dans une ou plusieurs régions du monde peuvent contenir les ingrédients suivants :

bifénazate, acéquinocyl, cyflumétofène, milbémectine, spiromesifen, abamectine, et pyrimidifène. Dans la plupart des cas, l’ajout de huile minérale ou huile de neem au mélange de pulvérisation peut améliorer considérablement les résultats.

huile de neem et huile minérale.

Phytoseiulus persimilis est un acarien prédateur bénéfique bien connu disponible dans le commerce.

*Names marked in red are considered to be highly poisonous to beneficial insects.

*Names marked in green are considered to be organic and IPM (integrated pest management) compatible.

Caution and careful notice should be taken when using any plant protection products (insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides). It is the grower’s sole responsibility to keep track of the legal uses and permissions with respect to the laws in their country and destination markets. Always read the instructions written on labels, and in a case of contradiction, work in accordance to the product label. Keep in mind that information written on the label usually applies to local markets. Pest control products intended for organic farming are generally considered to be less effective in comparison to conventional products. When dealing with organic, biologic, and to some extent a small number of conventional chemical products, a complete eradication of a pest or disease will often require several iterations of a specific treatment or combination of treatments.

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