The identification of over-wintering predatory mites in raspberry and strawberry, and investigation of the potential for on-farm production

Summary

This project aims to identify and characterise the mite species observed to over-winter outdoors on strawberry and cane fruit crops. From the collection of relevant data it aims to determine whether there are associations between grower practices and mite incidence. This will formulate guidance for growers which would facilitate better conditions for farm establishment of ‘native’ predatory mites, including possible “on-farm” multiplication, as adjuncts to buying in predators.

Sector:
Horticulture
Project code:
SF 115
Date:
01 March 2010 - 31 January 2011
Funders:
AHDB Horticulture
Project leader:
ROBERT IRVING

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SF 115 CS psg SF 115 Final report AT SR edit 21 Feb 2011 _0
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