Banks Grass Mite Insecticide

Oligonychus pratensis Insecticide

Description of Banks Grass Mite (Oligonychus pratensis):
Banks grass mites are actually very tiny arachnids that are less than 1/16 of an inch long and are yellowish to green in color with patchy black spots on the sides. They are especially threatening to turfgrasses, removing chlorophyll from the leaves and leaving them with yellowish to brown spots.
It's recommended to avoid broad-spectrum pesticides that may suppress beneficial predators that eat the mite population. While mites are difficult to fully control, but pesticide containing bifenthrin can suppress them. Avoid drought conditions, as it creates a favorable environment for banks grass mites.

Control Options for Banks Grass Mite

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Suppression
No Control
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Broadcast Treatment
Label Rate:
0.25 - 0.5 fluid ounces per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 192000 - 384000 square feet
at a cost of
$0.10 - $0.21 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
Apply Bifen I/T in combination with a labeled rate of a surfactant to achieve optimal control of eriophyid mites. A second application may be needed 5 to 7 days after the first to ensure optimal control. 
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