- Minute pirate bug
- Predatory mites
- Rove beetles
- Predatory thrips
Management and cultural practices
- Provide plants with adequate water. Water-stressed plants are prone to damage by mites (Malinoski; et. al., 2000).
- Remove weeds also on field margins
and irrigation ditches.
- Avoid the use of broad spectrum insecticide for this may cause a mites' outbreak. This practice kills the natural enemies of mites and stimulates mites' reproduction (Olkowski; Daar; Olkowski, H, 1991: pp. 360-361).