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Citrus Mites: Identification, Bionomy and Control

By: Vincenzo Vacante

378 pages, Line illus, tabs

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Nov 2009 | #179776 | ISBN-13: 9781845934989
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About this book

Citrus pests are a serious issue for crop growers, causing problems in yield and economic losses. Citrus Mites is a comprehensive study of mites harmful to citrus plants from all citrus-growing regions around the world. Providing a useful resource for identifying citrus crop pests, the text will also address methods of removal from plants, describe symptoms of damage caused by pests and discuss methods of eradication and control, making it essential reading for horticulturalists, pomologists and acarologists as well as practitioners, researchers and students of crop protection and pest management.


Part I Introduction; 1. Citriculture and Injurious Mites; 2. Introduction to Acari; 3. Methods and Techniques; 4. Plant Damage; 5. Control; Part II Citrus Mites; 6. Key to the identification of families, subfamilies, tribes, genera and species; 7. Phytoptidae Murray; 8. Eriophyidae Nalepa; 9. Diptilomiopidae Keifer; 10. Tarsonemidae Canestrini et Fanzago; 11. Tenuipalpidae Berlese; 12. Tuckerellidae Baker et Pritchard; 13. Tetranychidae Donnadieu; 14. Conclusions.

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