Beet, table-Spider mite

Includes

Pacific spider mite (Tetranychus pacificus)
Strawberry spider mite (Tetranychus turkestani)
Twospotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae)

Pest description and crop damage

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Biology and life history

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Management-chemical control: HOME USE

  • azadirachtin (neem oil)-Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • insecticidal soap-Some formulations OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • plant essential oils and extracts (such as cinnamaldehyde, clove and rosemary oils)-Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • sulfur-Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.

Management-chemical control: COMMERCIAL USE

  • bifenthrin/zeta-cypermethrin (Hero) at 0.1 lb ai/a. PHI 1 day. REI 12 hr. Retreatment interval 7 days. Do not exceed 0.45 lb/a per season. Leaves cannot be used for food or feed.
  • bifenthrin (Brigade WSB) at 0.08 to 0.1 lb ai/a. PHI 1 day. REI 12 hr. Retreatment interval 7 days. Do not exceed 0.4 lb ai/a per year.
  • Burkholderia spp. (Venerate XC) at 1 to 8 quarts/a product. PHI 0 days. REI 4 hr. OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • insecticidal soap (M-Pede) at 1 to 2% solution. Potassium salts of fatty acids. See label for gal/a. PHI 0 days. REI 12 hr. Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.
  • sulfur at 4 lb ai/a. REI 24 hr. Retreat as necessary. Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.