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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(1): 2153-2160
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.801.225


Biological Control of Phytophagous Mites: A Review
E. Sumathi*, R. Vishnupriya, K. Ramaraju and M. Geetha
Department of Agriculture Entomology, Tamil Nadu Agriculture University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Phytophagus mites are gaining importance at present since their incidence is high. Farmers rely only on acaricides and other chemical pesticides for the management of these mites results in destruction of natural enemies, pesticide resistance and pesticide residues in crops, environment pollution etc. Hence, there is a need to find alternate to manage the phytophagous mites. Exploitation of natural enemies viz., predaceous insects, predatory mites and acaropathogenic fungi are the tools in pest management programmes. Among the predatory mites, the family Phytoseiidae is known to have potential predators which have proved their efficacy against several mite pests in different crops. Classical, augmentative and conservation biocontrol programmes using some of the important biocontrol agents remained as success stories in developed countries. However, the potential use of s biocontrol agents of mite pests is yet to be exploited in developing countries like India. In this context, the present review is about updated information on predaceous insects, predatory mites and acaropathogens against phtophagous mites.


Keywords: Insect Predators, Phytoseiidae, Acaropathogens, Spider mites, Biological control
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Sumathi, E., R. Vishnupriya K. Ramaraju and Geetha, M. 2019. Biological Control of Phytophagous Mites: A Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(1): 2153-2160. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.801.225