Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

First records of invasive pests Almond bud mite Acalitus phloeocoptes (Nalepa, 1890) (Acari, Trombidiformes, Eriophyidae) in Kazakhstan.

Abstract

Almond bud mite Acalitus phloeocoptes (Nalepa, 1890) - dangerous pest of fruits trees, was first discovered in Kazakhstan. In 2018, the area of planting of apricots in the Almaty oblast, contaminated by it, was about 150 hectares. Various insecticide been tested for the localization of the pest. During the tests, the highest efficiency was shown by the variants: Vertimek concentrate emulsion 1 l/ha and Omite 75% concentrate emulsion. They were recommended to horticultural farms for processing against the pest.