Hemp Russet Mites

Asked August 1, 2016, 11:38 AM EDT

What is the best predator mites to use when combatting hemp russet mites in the fruiting stage of a plants life?

Oakland County Michigan

1 Response

Sorry for the delay in answering this question, but after much research into the subject, I cannot find any information on specific mites that are predators of the Hemp Russet mite. The Hemp Russet mite is an Eriophyid mite and biological control can be very difficult. An article out of University of Illinois on Eriophyid mites may offer some help: http://hyg.ipm.illinois.edu/pastpest/200409e.html