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Title: Commercial Availability of Predatory Mites
Physical Description: Fact Sheet
Creator: Rondon, Silvia I.
Publisher: University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences, EDIS
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 2004
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Publication Status: Published
General Note: "Publication date: November 2004."
General Note: "HS1000"
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HS1000 Commercial Availability of Predatory Mites1 Silvia I. Rondon, James F. Price, Oscar E. Liburd, Roger Francis, Daniel J. Cantliffe2 1. This document is HS1000, one of a series of the Horticultural Sciences Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Publication date: November 2004. Please visit the EDIS Web site at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu. 2. Silvia I. Rondon, adjunct research associate, Horticultural Sciences Department; James F. Price, associate professor, GCREC-Bradenton; Oscar E. Liburd, assistant professor, Entomology and Nematology Department; Roger Francis, Clemson Extension Service, St. Charleston, South Carolina; Daniel J. Cantliffe, professor and chair, Horticultural Sciences Department, Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, 32611. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A. & M. University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Larry Arrington, Dean Figure 1. Adult of Neoseiulus californicus (0.1 mm in length X 0.06 mm in width). Credits: E. Jovicich, UF/IFAS Predatory mites such as Neoseiulus californicus McGregor (Fig. 1) and Phytoseiulus persimilis Athias-Henriot (Fig. 2) feed on important fruits and ornamental pests such as the twospotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae Koch), broad mite (Polyphagotarsonemus (Stenotarsonemus) latus Banks), cyclamen mite (Tarsonemus pallidus L.), and other mite species. These predatory mites are associated with several agricultural cropping systems including strawberries, raspberries, roses, grapes, citrus, ornamentals, and vegetables. Predatory mites have been used as an alternative to miticides on a variety of crops. Their commercial availability is crucial. Figure 2. Adult of Phytoseiulus persimilis (0.2 mm in length X 0.08 mm in width). Credits: E. Jovicich, UF/IFAS Listed below are suppliers of predatory mites with their names, addresses, and telephone and fax numbers included. Target pests must be identified correctly before selecting a control agent, and an


Commercial Availability of Predatory Mites 2 assurance of vigor of the shipped predatory mites must be established before releasing the agents. For more information, visit strawberry.ifas.ufl.edu/BerryTimes/BVTDec03.htm. Suppliers of Predatory Mites in the USA and Canada Associates Insectary P.O. Box 969 Santa Paula, CA 93061-0969 Tel: (805) 933-1301 Fax: (805) 933-1304 E-mail: info@associatesinsectary.com Web: www.associatesinsectary.com Biotactics (Benemite) 20780 Warren Road Perris, CA 92570 Tel: (909) 943-2819 E-mail: sales@benemite.com Web: www.benemite.com Bio Ag Services 4218 W Muscat Fresno, CA 93706 Tel: (559) 268-2835 E-mail: bioag@theworks.com Biobest 2020 Mersea Road #3 RR4 Leamington, Canada, 0N N8H 3V7 Tel: (519) 322-2178 E-mail: biobest@on.aibn.com Web: www.biobest.be Biofac, Inc. P.O. Box 87 Mathis, TX 78368 Tel: (800) 233-4914 Buena Biosystems P.O. Box 4008 Ventura, CA 93007-7760 Tel: (805) 525-2525 Fax: (805) 525-6058 E-mail: bugdude@msn.com Central Coast Insectary 313 Hames Road Watsonville, CA 95076 Tel: (408) 726-1853 Ecosolutions, Inc. 2948 Landmark Way Palm Harbor, FL 34684 Tel/Fax: (727) 787-3669 E-mail: ecosolutions@mindspring.com The Green Spot, Ltd. 93 Priest Road Nottingham, NH 03290-6204 Tel: (603) 942-8925 E-mail: info@greenmethods.com Web: www.greenmethods.com Harmony Farm Supply P.O. Box 460 Graton, CA 95444 Tel: (707) 823-9125 E-mail: info@harmonyfarm.com Hydro-Gardens, Inc. P. O. Box 9707 Colorado Springs, CO 80932 Tel: (800) 634-6362 IPM Laboratories, Inc. 980 Main Street Locke, NY 13092-0300 Tel: (315) 497-2063 Fax: (315) 497-3129 E-mail: ipmlabs@baldcom.net Web: www.ipmlabs.com Koppert Biological Systems 28465 Beverly Road Romulus, MI 48174 E-mail: asktheexpert@koppertonline.com Web: www.koppertonline.com Ladybug Sales P.O. Box 903 Gridley, CA 95948


Commercial Availability of Predatory Mites 3 Tel: (916) 868-1627 M & R Durango, Inc. 6565 Highway 172 Ignacio, CO 81137 Tel: (800) 526-4075 or (970) 259-3521 Fax: (970) 259-3857 E-mail: mrdrango@frontier.net Web: www.goodbug.com Natural Insect Control R.R. # 2 Stevensville Ontario, Canada, L0S 1S0 Tel: (905) 382-2904 Fax: (905) 382-4418 E-mail: nic@niagara.com Web: www.natural-insect-control.com Natural Pest Controls 8864 Little Creek Drive Orangeville, CA 95662 Tel: (916) 726-0855 or (916) 923-3353 Fax: (916) 923-1278 Necessary Trading Co. P.O. Box 603 New Castle, VA 24127 Tel: (703) 864-5103 New Earth, Inc. 4422 E Highway 44 Shepardsville, KY 40165 Tel: (502) 543-5933 Pacific Tree Farms 4301 Lynwood Drive Chula Vista, CA 92010 Tel: (619) 422-2400 Peaceful Valley Farm Supply P.O. Box 2209 Grass Valley, CA 95945 Tel: (888) 784-1722 or (530) 272-4769 Web: www.groworganic.com Plant Sciences, Inc. / Koppert 342 Green Valley Road Watsonville, CA 95076 Tel: (831) 728-7771 E-mail: tkueneman@plantsciences.com PRAXIS P.O. Box 360 2723 116th Ave. Allegan, MI 49010 Tel: (269) 673-2793 Sierra Ag 2749 E Malaga Fresno, CA 93725 Tel: (209) 233-0585 Sterling Insectary P.O. Box 1987 Delano, CA 93216 Tel: (661) 725-1832 E-mail: matt@sterlingnursery.com Worm's Way, Inc. 7850 North State Road 37 Bloomington, IN 47404 Tel: (800) 274-9676 or (812) 876-6450 Fax: (800) 316-1264 E-mail: chrisct@wormsway.com Web: www.wormsway.com Note: These suppliers of beneficials are presented for information only and are not endorsed by the authors.