Spider mites

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Is this a Minor Pest?: 
Yes
Minor Pest Title: 

Red spider mites (Tetranychus spp.)

Minor Pest Description: 

Red spider mites are about 0.6 mm long. They feed on the lower leaf surface causing white or yellowish spots on the upper leaf surface. Heavy infestation results in partial defoliation.

 

Minor Pest What to do.: 
  • Red spider mite attack is seldom severe enough to merit control.
  • Use resistant cultivars. Most widely used cultivars appear to be relatively resistant to these mites.
Minor Pest Position: 
2
Minor Pest Firstcontent: 
130
Pest Type: 
insect
Host Plants: 
Pigeon pea