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Scout wheat fields for brown wheat mite, eggs

May 17, 2013
These mites prefer arid conditions but do not do well in very hot temperatures, and they will enter diapause (i.e., inactive, ‘resting’ period) during the summer. The mites over-summer as white eggs in the soil; they will hatch when temperature and moisture levels are adequate, and females from that generation will lay red eggs.

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