Spider mites

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Is this a Minor Pest?
Minor Pest Title

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.
Minor Pest Position
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Pest Type
Host Plants
Passion fruit