Boo On Spider Mites

Originally posted on Agritate, which is no longer active.

Another gem from Denim and Tweed today: “Making themselves at home: Spider mites disable plant defenses, then spin their own.” That might offer a clue to why it’s so hard to get rid of spider mite infestations once you’ve got ‘em—the first round might prep your plants to make it easier for the second wave (or rather, more difficult to fend off the second wave). Plants and insects have such complicated relationships…

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