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Pests in the Northeastern United States

Editors: W.T. Wilsey, C.R. Weeden, and A.M. Shelton

Bulb Mite - Damage to Onion

Bulb mites can attack seeded onions cutting off the radicle before the plant can establish. They attack onion bulbs, usually through another injury site, feeding in clusters damaging the root plate thus inhibiting growth. Mite damage also allows rotting organisms to enter. Plant stands can be reduced or stunted. Mite damage may promote bulb rot even in storage.





How to manage bulb mite
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