Identification and biological control potential of phytoseiid predatory mites against thrips and spider mite pests in Vietnam

01 January 2016 → 31 December 2017
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant protection
integrated pest management predatory mites biological control
Project description

The aim of the project is to inventory the biodiversity of indigenous phytoseiid predatory mites in Vietnam and to perform a first screening of their potential as biological control agents of thrips and mite pests. This will be based on molecular gut content analysis of predatory mites collected in the field in Vietnam and laboratory predation experiments.