How to make Phytoseiulus persimilis adapted to arid environments

Published on
December 23, 2016

ESR Update - Abiotic conditions, like temperature and relative humidity, can have a strong impact on the efficacy of augmentative biological pest control. If the released natural enemy is not adapted to the same abiotic conditions as the pest, it may have difficulty controlling it. This shows the importance of choosing natural enemies adapted to the climate in the area where they are needed.

Author: Sophie Le Hesran MSc.