Pest description and crop damage Microscopic, torpedo-shape mites that feed in needle sheaths, yellowing and distorting new needles.
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Christmas Tree Plantation Pests
- carbaryl/oil has been used with success when applied three times about a week apart from mid-May into early June, or when new candles have elongated but before needles have fully elongated.
Chemical Control of Nursery Pests
For more information
Johnson, W.T. and H.H. Lyon (1991), Insects That Feed on Trees and Shrubs, 2nd ed., Cornell University Press (p. 122).