HOST PLANT RESPONSES, BIOTIC STRESS AND MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR THE CONTROL OF TETRANYCHUS URTICAE KOCH (ACARINA: TETRANYCHIDAE)

DOI: 10.5958/0976-0741.2014.00912.X    | Article Id: R-1446 | Page : 250 - 260
Citation :- HOST PLANT RESPONSES, BIOTIC STRESS AND MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR THE CONTROL OF TETRANYCHUS URTICAE KOCH (ACARINA: TETRANYCHIDAE).Agricultural Reviews.2014.(35):250 - 260
Kanika Tehri*, Rachna Gulati and Monika Geroh knkzoology@gmail.com
Address : Department of Zoology, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125 001, India

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Biotic potential Management Mite species Tetranychus urticae

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