Bindweed mite distribution

Asked April 21, 2013, 10:33 PM EDT

I've been reading about the usage of bindweed mites for bio-control of bindweed. I have been unable to find out how I can obtain some of these mites. I live in El Paso county. Please let me know if I need to place an online order or visit a specific physical location. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

El Paso County Colorado weed issues horticulture

1 Response

Mites are available from the CO Dept Agriculture for $35. See
http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?c=Page&childpagename=Agriculture-Main%2FCDAGLayout&cid=11679282...

NOTE: bindweed mites do not establish or thrive where bindweed receives overhead irrigation, such as in lawns.
Mites may not overwinter well at your location, depending on severity of winter and elevation.

More info: http://wci.colostate.edu/Assets/pdf/bindweed.mites.wci.pdf