Jerry Brust, IPM Vegetable Specialist, University of Maryland; firstname.lastname@example.org I visited some strawberry fields over the last few days in Maryland. Most of the strawberry fields were on plastic but some were matted row production and a few in high… Continue Reading
David Owens, Extension Entomologist, email@example.com Be sure to scout strawberry plantings for spider mites. Thresholds during the flowering and fruiting stage are 15 – 20 mites per leaflet. Take 10 mid-canopy leaflets (not the full leaf) per acre and count… Continue Reading
David Owens, Extension Entomologist; firstname.lastname@example.org Winter annual weeds continue to germinate. Destroying weeds and maintaining clean greenhouses will go a long way to reducing the potential for spider mite colonization of transplants next spring.
David Owens, Extension Entomologist, email@example.com Congratulation to Kathleen Heldreth, Keith McGowan, and Chris Burkhart for correctly guessing the three problems on cucurbits. The first two images were spider mites. Early spider mite infestations on watermelon do not always reveal themselves… Continue Reading
Jerry Brust, IPM Vegetable Specialist, University of Maryland; firstname.lastname@example.org This week I saw several high tunnel tomatoes and cucumbers with moderate to severe two spotted spider mite (TSSM) Tetranychus urticae infestations (Fig. 1). These pests vary in color from white… Continue Reading