Technical report

Redlegged earth mite

15 Jan 2007
DOI

https://doi.org/10.4225/50/55ECFAFC2925B
Description

The redlegged earth mite (RLEM) - (Halotydeus destructor) is a major pest of pastures, crops and vegetables in regions of Australia with cool wet winters and hot dry summers. The RLEM was accidentally introduced into Australia from the Cape region of South Africa in the early 1900s. These mites are commonly controlled using pesticides, however, non-chemical options are becoming increasingly important due to evidence of resistance and concern about long-term sustainability.

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URL: 
http://www.depi.vic.gov.au/agriculture-and-food/pests-diseases-and-weeds/pest-insects-and-mites/redlegged-earth-mite
DOI: 
10.4225/50/55ECFAFC2925B
Published year only: 
2007
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