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Technical notes. Potato broad mite and its control

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Hooper, G.H.S. (1956) Technical notes. Potato broad mite and its control. Queensland Journal of Agricultural Science, 13 (4). pp. 244-245.



Although known for many years to be present in potato fields, this mite in the autumns of 1955 and 1956 caused considerable damage to potato crops in parts of the Lockyer and Fassifern Valleys. Foliage damage by this mite was severe, obvious and patchy throughout the fields, and trial insecticide applications were delayed until the pest was established. Applications of dieldrin, lime sulphur or sulphur reduce the mite populations appreciably but not to the extent usually required of a satisfactory miticide. In the planning of future investigations with potato pests, and in Departmental extension literature, priority is being given to preventive measures for the control of potato broad mite.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Subjects:Plant culture > Field crops > Root and tuber crops
Plant pests and diseases > Pest control and treatment of diseases. Plant protection
Live Archive:24 Jun 2024 00:48
Last Modified:24 Jun 2024 00:58

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