Bermudagrass stunt mite in lawns

The tufted witches broom symptoms of BSM in
are seen in the stem on the left. Normal
bermudagrass stem on the right. Photo: M. Merchant.

I don’t often address pest issues in lawns and on ornamental plants; but many Insects in the City readers do include lawn care services. So I thought I would address a lesser known turfgrass pest problem that seems to be on the increase.

Bermudagrass stunt mite (BSM), Eriophes cynodoniensis, is one of our tiniest arthropod pests of ornamental plants. It lives…

Source: Insects in the City

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