[nafex] flat scarlet mite
GIANNI-2 at prodigy.net
Thu Dec 21 13:53:46 EST 2000
Now I think I know what was working on all the fragaria accessions I received from
Corvallis this summer.
Fortunately this is a seperate growing area from my usual. I did notice that some sort
of mite or pest was sucking nutrients from leaves as evidenced by a mite infestation
but I thought this had been contracted by the common red spider mite....
Neem oil spray is an organic remedy that I will use come spring.
Adrien, will the flat mite be killed off in a normal New England (NH-Z-5/6) winter?
Any known treatments available?
Thanks very much for the notification...
----- Original Message -----
From: Adrian.Barta at datcp.state.wi.us
To: nafex at egroups.com
Sent: Monday, December 18, 2000 4:28 PM
Subject: [nafex] flat scarlet mite
The flat scarlet mite (Cenopalpus pulcher) has been detected in the
USDA National Clonal Germplasm Repository in Corvallis, Oregon.
(Actually, the mite was found in 1990, but mis-identified then. It's
hard to identify something you've never seen before.) The flat
scarlet mite is reportedly a minor pest in Europe and the Middle
East. It is a concern for plant protection people here in the U.S.,
because one never knows how an organism will react, freed of its
natural controls. It is a particular concern having been found at
the Germplasm Repository, as the mite may have been shipped
Here in Wisconsin, the state Department of Ag, Trade and Consumer
Protection will be conducting a survey for the mite, and contacting
people who received scionwood from Corvallis in the last ten years.
I suspect some other states may do the same, unless they're
waist-deep in Plum Pox work. I wish I had more information to offer
you all, but right now, we've got very little. I'll keep the group
WI DATCP Pest Survey
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