Strawberry tarsonemid mite (Phytonemus pallidus subsp. fragariae)

Strawberry tarsonemid mite
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Strawberry tarsonemid mite (<em>Phytonemus pallidus</em> subsp. <em>fragariae</em>)
  • Standard Turnaround Time
    3 working days

These mites are responsible for significant yield loss of fruit through symptoms such as distorted, bronzed leaves, as well as overall stunted growth. There has been a significant increase in the frequency and severity of attacks in UK strawberry production in the last few years and timely identification will allow appropriate control decision making.

Morphological identification of Tarsonemid Mites in strawberry plants.

Submitting your Sample

When submitting your sample please follow the guidelines outlined within our sample shipping information.

The relevant signed sample submission form must be included (in a separate bag if sample is damp); failure to send a sample submission form may result in a delay of your sample being tested and make diagnosis more difficult. To help us process your samples in the most efficient way please fill in as much information as possible on the relevant form below. Please ensure you provide your email address, 'Your Ref', 'Purchase order no' and 'Name and Address for Invoice' in the sections where applicable.

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Sample Information

Minimum 30 plants

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