Mites are one of the most important pest groups attacking grain crops in Australia. However, the most important mite species are relatively similar in appearance and can co-exist in the same area. This creates difficulty in identification, which leads to ineffective control strategies. To address this, cesar and GRDC developed a ‘Back Pocket guide’ containing information and high quality images for the most commonly observed crop mites. The Back Pocket guide - crop mites is a quick reference guide to help growers correctly identify mites and make the best control choices.
Mites that are considered major crop pests are:
Free hard copies can be ordered directly from GRDC, phone: 1800 110 044, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need further assistance with identifying mites and insect pests contact cesar's Sustainable Agriculture team.