Pine (Pinus)-Eriophyid mites

Trisetacus spp.

Pest description and crop damage Microscopic, torpedo-shape mites that feed in needle sheaths, yellowing and distorting new needles.

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Management-chemical control

  • 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.

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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).