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Scout for Twospotted Spider Mites This Summer
Integrated Crop Management News
  • Erin W. Hodgson, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
7-9-2012
Abstract

As mentioned in an earlier ICM News article, twospotted spider mites are problematic in droughty years. We recommend scouting corn and soybean fields for mite infestations this year because they thrive in hot and dry conditions. Twospotted spider mites can aggregate at the field edges, especially if there are weeds surrounding the borders. Eventually they can disperse with the wind to develop a field-wide infestation. I encourage people to look at the edge rows first to see if mites can be found. If their presence is confirmed, then estimate populations throughout the field by walking a “Z” or “W” pattern.

Copyright Owner
Iowa State University
Language
en
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application/pdf
Citation Information
Erin W. Hodgson. "Scout for Twospotted Spider Mites This Summer" (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/erin_hodgson/76/