Join eOrganic for a webinar about managing spider mites in tomatoes with predatory mites! It takes place on May 24, 2023 at 11AM Pacific, 12 Mountain, 1 Central, 2 Eastern Time and is free and open to the public. Please register in advance.
About the Webinar
This webinar will discuss research conducted in North Carolina on how the predatory mite Phytoseiulus persimilis can be conserved and released for suppressing twospotted spider mites, Tetranychus urticae. Research on optimal release timing of predators, rearing predators, and differences in predator strains will be discussed.
Dr. Tom Bilbo – Assistant professor & Extension Entomologist for Vegetables & Strawberries at Clemson University’s Coastal research station in Charleston, SC.
Dr. James Walgenbach - Professor & Extension Entomology Specialist for Fruits & Vegetables at North Carolina State’s Mountain Horticultural research station in Mills River, NC.