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Abstract

Coconut eriophyid mite Aceria guerreronis Keifer - an overview.

Abstract

The coconut eriophyid mite, Aceria guerreronis, is a potential pest of coconut in India. Though its occurrence in the country was only recently reported, the pest had spread to all major coconut growing regions of peninsular India, causing heavy economic loss to the coconut industry. A coordinated effort by various research agencies has helped in developing an IPM programme against the pest. However, in-depth studies on biocontrol agents and role of plant nutrition for sustainable management of the pest are highly essential. An attempt has been made in the paper to review the work done on various aspects relating to bioecology and management (with emphasis on chemical pesticides, biopesticides and ecofriendly chemicals and biological control agents) of the pest.