Technical report

Blue oat mite

15 Jul 2007
DOI

https://doi.org/10.4225/50/55ECFBDA3C38F
Description

Blue oat mites (BOM) (Penthaleus spp.) are species of earth mites which are major agricultural pests of southern Australia and other parts of the world, attacking various pasture, vegetable and crop plants. BOM were introduced from Europe and first recorded in New South Wales in 1921. Management of these mites in Australia has been complicated by the recent discovery of three distinct species of BOM, whereas prior research had assumed just a single species.

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URL: 
http://www.depi.vic.gov.au/agriculture-and-food/pests-diseases-and-weeds/pest-insects-and-mites/blue-oat-mite
DOI: 
10.4225/50/55ECFBDA3C38F
Published year only: 
2007
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