Spider mitesCaused by: Tetranychus urticae
Problem Category: Mites
Symptoms: Leaves stippled with yellow; leaves may appear bronzed; webbing covering leaves; mites may be visible as tiny moving dots on the webs or underside of leaves, best viewed using a hand lens; usually not spotted until there are visible symptoms on the plant; leaves turn yellow and may drop from plant.
Comments: Spider mites thrive in dusty conditions; water-stressed plants are more susceptible to attack.
Management: In the home garden, spraying plants with a strong jet of water can help reduce buildup of spider mite populations;
Control: insatll sticky traps 8-10/acre ,spray 3% Neemoil to control the mites