NEWS
Mites Flourish in Drought
Thu Aug 2, 2012 02:24 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Two-spotted spider mites have littered the Midwest and become the star pest of the drought.

"They're doing real damage in Kansas -- even worse than we saw in summer 2011," said Raymond Cloyd, Kansas State Research and Extension entomologist, in a recent press release. "Two-spotted spider mites can attack an amazing number of plants."

Spider mites are greenish, yellowish to orange arachnids about the size of a pinhead with two dark spots on their abdomen. They were first reported in DTN's Weekly Pest Update in mid-June. Hot and dry weather conditions have caused them to spread across ...

Quick View
  • Xtend Moves Forward USDA has issued its final environmental impact statement recommending full deregulation of Monsan...
  • Land Market What could the next year hold for land values?
  • No Agreement on Tax Extenders White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Monday said in his daily briefing that the White House woul...
  • Senior Partners - 4 At-your-service consultants help you walk through estate planning from start to finish.
  • Dow's Gutsy Decision Dow's decision to launch Enlist offers some hand-selected growers a chance to test drive new tech...
  • Congress Reaches Funding Deal The overall Agriculture Department and related agencies bill would cost $20.5 billion for fiscal ...
  • Need To Bee Accurate A news story had the wires buzzing Tuesday afternoon after a report that EPA was set to restrict ...
  • Kub's Den The Dakotas lost more than $130 million in grain revenue during the 2013-14 marketing year compar...
  • Ask the Vet What can I do to improve udder quality in my herd?
Related News Stories
(none currently available)