They are microscopic little spiders, which proliferate favored by high temperatures. The damage caused by the bite of this mite can be identified by careful observation of the lower page of the leaf. They cause discoloration, yellowing and rusty appearance of the vegetation, the presence of thin cobwebs, falling leaves and rapid weakening of the plant. In particular, they attack into greenhouses and places with poor aeration, where in a short time they carry out numerous generations.

Azioni curative: acaricides are not like common insecticides and because the high and toxicity even of the best synthetic products that can be used against this mite, it’s recommended intervention with natural antagonists and biological products. The mite also rapidly develops forms resistant to the chemical active principles, therefore one of the best move is the aid of natural antagonists. Phytoseiulus persimilis, Neoseiulus californicus, fungal spores of Beauveria bassiana works associated with wetting leaf and, where the plants are in vase, taking them outdoors, in ventilated places that can alter the environmental parameters that favor the proliferation of the mite.

 

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