How to manage spider mites in tomatoes with predatory mites

Join eOrganic for a webinar about 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. It takes place on May 24, 2023 at 11AM Pacific, 12 Mountain, 1 Central, 2 Eastern Time. This webinar is funded by NIFA OREI as part of a project on biocontrol of vegetables in the southeast. Learn more about the project at and

Presented by Tom Bilbo, Assistant Professor of Vegetable & Strawberry Entomology at Clemson University and Jim Walgenbach, Professor and Extension Entomology Specialist at North Carolina State University.



Published May 15, 2023

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