Tag Archive: Mites

Spider Mites in West Florida Peanuts

At this time of year, most producers are thinking about finishing their peanut crops and harvesting, but because of the late start to the season, there are still some management decisions left to be made. Northwest Florida has not had steady rains the past 6 weeks, leading to perfect conditions for spider mites: hot and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/09/13/spider-mites-in-west-florida-peanuts/

Detecting and Controlling Varroa Mites in Honey Bees

A female varroa mite (Varroa destructor Anderson & Trueman) feeds on a worker bee. The mite is the oval, orange spot on the bee’s abdomen. Photograph by: James Castner, University of Florida. The varroa mite, Varroa destructor is the world’s most devastating pest of Western honey bees, Apis mellifera.  Although the varroa complex includes multiple …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/14/detecting-and-controlling-varroa-mites-in-honey-bees/

As Summer Approaches, Spider Mites Attack Ornamental Shrubs

  Spider mites and thier "webbing" on a Blush Noisette Rose. Photo Credits: Matthew J. Orwat Spring is rapidly turning into an early summer. As heat increases so will the incidence of spider mites on ornamental shrubs. The first indicating factor of damage is a yellow mottling on the leaves of the plant, which is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/05/10/as-summer-approaches-spider-mites-attack-ornamental-shrubs/