Biological control of stored food mites on oilsecds using the mite predator Cheyletus eruditus (Schrank)

https://doi.org/10.17221/9782-PPSCitation:Žďárková E., Feit R. (1999): Biological control of stored food mites on oilsecds using the mite predator Cheyletus eruditus (Schrank). Plant Protect. Sci., 35: 136-138.
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The suppressive biological control of mites on oilseeds can be successful under the circumstances of the ratio of prey and predators being I  : 20 to 1 : 50 and the original infestation not being higher than 500 specimens per 1  kg. Preventive biological control was carried out in empty oilseed stores after they were cleared. The predators which were released in the stores 2000 specimen s being evenly distributed over an area of 100 m2 were successful and suppress the population of acaroid mites.

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