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Pests of Guava :: Major Pests :: Scarlet Mite


8.  Scarlet Mite: Brevipalpus phoenicus  (Tenuipalpidae: Acari)     
Mite lays eggs on stalks of fruits, calyx and leaves. Both nymphs and adults suck the cell sap from fruits which results in browning of nodal regions and appearance of brown patches on calyx and surface of fruits.  In severe infestation, these symptoms cover the entire surface of fruits leading to splitting of fruits. Life cycle completed in 22 days.



    • Collect and destroy the damaged plant parts.
    • Spray wettable sulphur 3 kg or dicofol 2 L in 1500 – 2000 L of water per ha.