Mite species of cultivated mushrooms in Turkey
Abstract: Mushroom cultivation is an important agricultural industry worldwide. Mushroom production has greatly increased in the last three decades in Turkey. The mushroom cultivation environment provides optimal conditions for many organisms, including mites. Some species feed on mushrooms, fungi and bacteria, and some species feed on small insects and mites, acting as biological control agents. In this paper, mite species associated with cultivated mushrooms in Turkey are summarized in a literature review.