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Test and target mites to suppress resistance

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WA growers are this year being urged to test redlegged earth mites (RLEM) that survive insecticide treatments... As part of a GRDC-funded national project, CSIRO and Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA) researchers will this year continue to test properties across the State where RLEM are found to survive insecticide treatments... If RLEM survive registered rates of insecticide treatments, or there is suspicion that mites resistant to chemicals are present on a property, contact DAFWA's broadacre entomologists to have mites sampled and tested...