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Agricultural Reviews, volume 35 issue 4 (december 2014) : 250 - 260


Kanika Tehri*, Rachna Gulati, Monika Geroh
1Department of Zoology, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125 001, India
Cite article:- Tehri* Kanika, Gulati Rachna, Geroh Monika (2024). HOST PLANT RESPONSES, BIOTIC STRESS AND MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR THE CONTROL OF TETRANYCHUS URTICAE KOCH (ACARINA: TETRANYCHIDAE). Agricultural Reviews. 35(4): 250 - 260. doi: 10.5958/0976-0741.2014.00912.X.
Tetranychus urticae Koch is a polyphagous pest and attacks broad range of crops, limiting the yield and thus, leading to huge economic losses. Understanding T. urticae populations, their life cycle patterns and outbreaks require a knowledge of many factors which include the biotic potential of the species, the influence of meteorological factors, the availability and relative susceptibility of hosts, competition between mite species, structural and chemical adaptations of mite species. Documentation of the population abundance and spatial distribution of this pest in host plants and selection of newer management practices would open up new scope for farmers to combat spider mites and thus gain higher profits.
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