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Mites of Greenhouses: Identification, Biology and Control
     

Mites of Greenhouses: Identification, Biology and Control

by Zhi-Qiang Zhang
 

ISBN-10: 085199590X

ISBN-13: 9780851995908

Pub. Date: 08/28/2003

Publisher: CAB International North America

Mites are among the most important arthropods in greenhouses, both as pests causing economic injury to greenhouse crops, and as natural enemies used in the biological control of pest insects and other mites. Because of their minute size, mites are much less well known than insects. This book describes the biology, identification and control of such mites and the

Overview

Mites are among the most important arthropods in greenhouses, both as pests causing economic injury to greenhouse crops, and as natural enemies used in the biological control of pest insects and other mites. Because of their minute size, mites are much less well known than insects. This book describes the biology, identification and control of such mites and the topics covered include an introduction to the Acari, illustrated keys to orders, families and selected species, the control of pest mites, and the role of beneficial mites in biological control. The book will be of interest to those working in entomology, crop protection and horticulture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780851995908
Publisher:
CAB International North America
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Series:
Cabi Publishing Series
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,077,924
Product dimensions:
6.87(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction Greenhouses, Plants & Mites

• Introduction to Acari

• Methods & Techniques

Part II: Pest Mites Spider Mites

• False Spider Mites

• Tarsonemid Mites

• Eriophyoid Mites

• Acarid Mites

• Other Pest Mites

Part III: Beneficial Mites Phytoseiid Mites

• Laelapid Mites

• Other Beneficial Mites

Part IV: Accessories Glossary

• Appendix: Mite Information Sources

• Index

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