Integrated Pest Management Glossary

There are currently 5 definitions in this directory beginning with the letter A.

Action threshold
The level of pest activity at which control measures are implemented.

Adult spider mite
The final stage of spider mite development, where the deutonymph molts into an adult, which is sexually mature and can lay eggs.

Aphids (Aphidoidea)
Small, soft-bodied insects with a pair of tube-like structures called cornicles on their hind end, which secrete a sugary substance called honeydew. They feed on plant sap and can transmit plant diseases.

A group of moth caterpillars whose larvae feed on the foliage of a wide range of crops, often in large numbers, and can cause severe defoliation.

The release of additional natural enemies to supplement existing populations and enhance their control of pest populations.

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