Written by a globally prominent entomologist, Agricultural Acarology: Introduction to Integrated Mite Management provides tools for developing integrated mite management programs for agriculture, including management of plant-feeding mites, mites attacking bees and livestock, and stored products. Emphasizing the biology, ecology, behavior, and diverse methods of controlling mites, this book provides an overview of the management of agriculturally important mites using all available Integrated Pest Management (IPM) tools, including biological control, cultural practices, host-plant resistance, and pesticides.

Agricultural Acarology prepares agricultural managers to identify, manage, and contribute to the field of integrated mite management. An accompanying downloadable resource contains numerous color photographs of mites and the damage they cause, and PDFs of key publications.

chapter 1|6 pages

- General Introduction to Acarology

chapter 3|22 pages

- Basic Structure and Function of Mites

chapter 6|18 pages

- Tetranychidae: Premier Plant Pests

chapter 7|6 pages

- The Tarsonemidae

chapter 10|10 pages

- The Penthaleidae

chapter 11|12 pages

- Friends or Foes?

chapter 12|26 pages

The Phytoseiidae: Effective Natural Enemies

chapter 13|26 pages

- Predatory Insects and Plant-Feeding Mites

chapter 14|14 pages

- Pathogens and Symbionts of Mites and Ticks

chapter 19|22 pages

- Managing Mites on Ornamental Plants

chapter 20|12 pages

- Varroa jacobsoni

chapter 21|8 pages

- Tracheal Mite (Acarapis woodi)

chapter 22|14 pages

- Ticks (Argasidae and Ixodidae)

chapter 23|26 pages

- Pest Mites of Farm and Companion Animals

chapter 24|8 pages

- Post-Harvest Pest Mites

chapter 25|6 pages

- Dust Mites (Pyroglyphidae)