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Mealy Bugs in Roses

Low pesticide, biological programmes for spider mite control have been blamed for the upsurge in mealybug in Holland and Kenya. However, if spider mites are controlled quickly using very high levels (1- 2 million per hectare) of the predatory mite Phytoseiulus, then spider mites can be cleared within 8 weeks. After this time, the grower can use less compatible pesticides to clear the mealybugs.

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