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Protection methods


Several protection methods are recommended to control the development of mites on zucchini and squash in France:
  • treat plants before uprooting in the presence of high pest populations;
  • leach with water and treat the walls of shelters , posts, concrete walkways with an insecticide or a contact acaricide;
  • disinfect the equipment used in the greenhouse (drip system, boxes etc.);
  • preheat the greenhouse before planting the plants and carry out an insecticide or acaricide treatment ( e-phy );
  • check the sanitary quality of the plants before and during their introduction into the shelter;
  • weed the greenhouse and its surroundings;
  • use auxiliaries such as the insects Feltiella acarisuga and Macrolophus caliginosus (note that the latter has secondary efficacy) and the mite Phytoseiulus persimilis ;
  • consider chemical protection (r) ( e-phy ) *, in particular if you use auxiliaries.

(r): resistance to insecticides or acaricides is known in these pests.
Last change : 04/19/21