Fruit Crop Insect Scouting

David Owens, Extension Entomologist,

Spider Mites
Make sure to periodically scout new strawberry transplants between now and row cover placement for spider mites. Thresholds are around 5 per leaflet. Cyclamen mites are also a potential, if uncommon, threat. Cyclamen mites feed on the crowns and youngest tissue. They are small and require at least a 20x magnification.

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