Tag Archive: Legume

Legume Mites: An Unusual Pest Found Again

Legume mite damage in a Washington County crimson clover field. Photo credit: Mark Mauldin Just as clover overcomes the cold temperatures and short days of winter a new problem has arrived – legume mites (Petrobia apicalis). These pests which feed on the underside of clover leaves, can cause quite dramatic symptoms in a stand of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/21/legume-mites-an-unusual-pest-found-again/

Legume Mite in Crimson Clover

Crimson Clover field in Jackson Co. infested with legume mites. This season, clover has had some tough weather conditions to overcome, including heavy rains during planting time and lower temperatures which has reduced growth. However, at least one field of clover has experienced an exceptional amount of pressure from a very rare pest, the legume …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/15/legume-mite-in-crimson-clover/