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Ask Your PCA: What is best way to control spider mites?

Issue Date: March 11, 2020
Edgar Godoy PCA/CCA, AG RX, Santa Maria

On the Central Coast, spider mites are a year-round problem in strawberries. There are four species of this pest that are economically important for strawberries, but twospotted spider mite is the main one. During the 2019-20 growing season, there were about two and a half months of overlap between summer and fall plantings. The mites migrated from the older plantings to new fields, which increased pressure.

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