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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 ...

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