Shedding light on the interaction of predatory mites and the tomato plant

Published on
July 24, 2017

ESR Update - Amblyseius swirskii cannot develop on tomato plants and to answer why, is rather tricky. We try to describe the mechanism and the tomato characteristics that are involved in the acaricidal activity against the predator, so we can later choose a tomato variety that lacks these characteristics and test the efficiency of A. swirskii as a biological control agent on this crop.