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Proceedings Papers
Published: 2022-11-30

The advent of the mite omics era and integration of multiple technological approaches to mite control

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Center for Excellence in Quarantine and Invasive Species of the University of Puerto Rico, 1193 Guayacan St, San Juan, 00926, Puerto Rico, USA
mite mite control


Current food production involves not just the fundamental need to provide calories and proteins but full nutrition status under specific safety standards. Vegetable production, especially tomatoes, grown under highly intensive conditions and with cosmetic quality standards are exceedingly targeted by and susceptible to pests. Mites are mostly diminutive in size. Their widespread distribution and invasiveness (as new species) are often neglected, and they are commonly mistaken for similar known species, compounded by a limited understanding of their diverse biology and multitrophic interactions, resulting in pronounced crop losses due to late action.


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