Integrated Control of Plant-Feeding Mites


IPM, biological control, spider mites, false spider mites, broad mites, russet mites, bud mites, Eriophyidae, Tetranychidae, Tenuipalpidae, Tarsonemidae, Acaridae

Convenor BROUFAS George
Liaison-Officer PALEVSKY Eric


This is a new group that was approved at the January 2006 Council Meeting.


The general goal is to promote research and cooperation between scientists on biological and integrated control of plant feeding mites in order to support the implementation of these strategies in agriculture.


The emphasis within the group is to develop methods that help to reduce the amounts of pesticides, as well as other chemicals that may harm beneficial organisms, which are used for mite control in protected crops. This will include determining how to manipulate crop systems, use physical barriers and microbial control, augment predators and promote resistant crop varieties, all of which should be integrated into future systems of pest control. In efforts to improve mite control we shall promote cooperative projects, training courses and publications.


The results of the working group's activities are published in bulletins:


6th Meeting 2017, 04-07 Sepember, Chania, Greece.
6th meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Control of Plant-Feeding Mites", 04.-07.09.2017, International Conference Center of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh), Greece
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Meeting 2011, 13 - 16 September, Český Krumlov, Czech Republic.
IOBC-WPRS Working Group "Integrated Control of Plant-Feeding Mites", Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic, 2011
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Meeting 2009, 09-12 March, Firenze, Italy.
WG Meeting 2009, Firenze, Italy
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Participants of the first Meeting in Jerusalem, March 12, 2007
WG Meeting 2007, Jerusalem

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