Spider mites

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Spider mites (Tetranychus spp.)

Minor Pest Description: 

Their feeding causes tiny yellow or white speckles, eventually leaves become yellowish and may drop, and may led to complete defoliation. Heavily infested plants may become stunted. A heavy infestation might also cause vine dieback and shrivelling and dropping of immature fruit.


Minor Pest What to do.: 
  • Field hygiene is important for the management of spider mites. Old crops or weeds infested with mites can cause infestation of new crop.
  • Natural enemies such as predatory mites are important for control of spider mites.
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Host Plants: 
Passion fruit