Presence-absence sampling of citrus red mite on lemons
Vincent P. Jones, University of California
Michael P. Parrella, University of California
California Agriculture 38(9):30-32. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v038n09p30.
Vincent P. Jones is Postdoctoral Research Entomologist, Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside. Michael P. Parrella is Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside.
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The citrus red mite, Panonychus citri, is the most important mite pest of citrus in California. It attacks leaves and fruit of lemon, orange, and grapefruit. Heavy infestations during times of plant water stress can cause leaf and fruit drop, twig dieback, and even death of large branches. In 1977, the last year for which data are available, estimated loss statewide due to the citrus red mite totaled $15.9 million.