Impact of low humidity on the predatory mite Phytoseiulus persimilis

Published on
October 16, 2018

Insects and mites used in biological control of agricultural pests sometimes have to face extreme climatic conditions in fields and greenhouses. Many of them are sensitive to high temperature and low humidity. This sensitivity is often the cause of a lower efficacy of the biocontrol agents in hot and dry conditions, and increased damage on the plants.