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The secret life of redberry mite in blackberries


Quarrell, S and Buntain, M, The secret life of redberry mite in blackberries, Australian Berry Grower, Spring 2018 pp. 35-36. (2018) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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edberry mites can devastate blackberry crops, ftcausing irreversible damage to fruit and up to 60 percent crop loss. The microscopic mites colonise the tiny spaces in the developing fruit and cause uneven ripening. Individual drupelets ( often nearest the stem end of the fruit) remain hard, red and fail to ripen. The rest of the berry turns black, but the fruit is unsaleable and a potential disease risk if left unpicked.

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Item Type:Professional, Non Refereed Article
Keywords:mites, blackberries, biological control
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Ecological applications
Research Field:Biosecurity science and invasive species ecology
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Horticultural crops
Objective Field:Berry fruit (excl. kiwifruit)
UTAS Author:Quarrell, S (Dr Stephen Quarrell)
UTAS Author:Buntain, M (Ms Michele Buntain)
ID Code:137253
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:TIA - Research Institute
Deposited On:2020-02-06
Last Modified:2020-04-06
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