Toxicity of pesticides to western predatory mite
Marjorie A. Hoy, University of California
Janet Conley, University of California
California Agriculture 41(7):12-14. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v041n07p12.
Marjorie A. Hoy is Professor, University of California, Berkeley. Janet Conley is Staff Research Associate I, Department of Entomological Sciences, University of California, Berkeley.
Several pesticides showed low toxicity to the spider mite predator Metaseiulus occidentalis in laboratory tests.
This research was supported by UC/IPM, Almond Board of California, and W-84 Regional Research Project. The authors thank William Barnett, Frank Zalom, Lonnie Hendricks, Walter Bentley, Robert Curtis, Mary Louise Flint, and Michael Stimmann for their assistance.