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Quality Assessment of the Commercially Available Predator Amblyseius swirskii (Acari: Phytoseiidae)

L. Lopez and H. A. Smith

September 2016

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Amblyseius swirskii Athias-Henriot (Acari: Phytoseiidae) is a commercially available predatory mite used to control thrips, whiteflies, and broad mites in horticultural production. The inconsistent quality of mass-produced biocontrol agents is a major concern in augmentative biological control and only a few studies have tested the post-shipment quality of commercial phytoseiids. We evaluated the post-shipment quality of A. swirskii purchased from a commercial provider in the United States.

doi:10.1094/PHP-RS-16-0040

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