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

Research

SF 115 - The identification of over-wintering predatory mites in raspberry and strawberry, and investigation of the potential for on-farm production

Start Date: 
01/03/2010
Completion Date: 
31/01/2011
Project Leader: 
Robert Irving
Code: 
SF 115

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.