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Bulb scale mite (Steneotarsonemus laticeps) on narcissus in the United Kingdom

Acta Horticulturae (47): 157-163

Bulb scale mite (Steneotarsonemus laticeps) on narcissus in the United Kingdom

The present status of Steneotarsonemus laticeps (Halbert) as a pest of narcissus in the United Kingdom is considered, and an estimate of the recent loss of crop value caused by the mite is given. Previous attempts to control the mite at various stages in the production of field-grown bulbs and forced flowers are reviewed. Assessments of the usefulness of methyl bromide as a fumigant for dry bulbs are presented.

Accession: 000306299

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Gurney, B.; Gandy, D.G., 1974: Methyl bromide for control of bulb scale mite, Steneotarsonemus laticeps (Halb.). In small-scale trials narcissus bulbs (cultivar Standard Value) heavily infested by Steneotarsonemus laticeps (Halbert) were fumigated with methyl bromide over a range of concentration X time products from 102 to 251 mg.h/litre at temperatures bet...

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