Release of the Predator Mite, Amblyseius fallacis to Control Spider Mites in Red Raspberries and Reduce Reliance on Pesticides

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 1997: $1,850.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1999
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $1,825.00
Region: Western
State: Washington
Principal Investigator:
Brian Cieslar
Curt Mayberry Farm

Annual Reports


  • Fruits: berries (brambles)


  • Education and Training: demonstration, on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: feasibility study, market study
  • Pest Management: biological control, chemical control, field monitoring/scouting
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems
  • Sustainable Communities: sustainability measures
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