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Managing spider mites on cherry

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Managing spider mites on cherry

Release Date: 
13/11/2018

 

Spider mites have become a major problem in some tunnel-grown cherry crops. 

 

This guide describes how best to manage spider mites in protected cherry, taking account of the conflicting measures which can be necessary to control other pests. 

 

It will help growers to identify the mite pests found in cherry and the damage that they cause.

 

Highlights:

 

  • Spider mites biology and life cycle
  • How to monitor crops for their presense 
  • Guidance on the need to gain early control 
  • How to implement biological control measures with the use of acaricidal sprays