This manual is a practical guide to the theory and practice of integrated mite control in NSW and QLD apple orchards (information for pear orchards is not included). The manual is directed at government advisory officers, private horticulture consultants and pest managers.
This manual is a culmination of 20 years of research on integrated mite control (IMC) in NSW conducted by CSIRO and NSW Agriculture.
Covered in this manual:
- Pest mites and their predators
- Chemicals in mite control
- How integrated mite control works
- Mite population monitoring
- Guidelines for spraying