Plants of 21 days old were transplanted to 2 l pots filled with the same substrate.Plants were watered daily and a commercial fertilizer (Biofert sp.
Hence, populations of these predators can be established in a crop by providing alternative food, thus increasing biological control.
We investigated how alternative food affects broad mite ( on young plants with weekly addition of honeybee pollen until plants produce flowers seems a viable strategy to sustain populations of this predator, thus protecting young, vulnerable plants from broad mite infestations.).
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Many omnivorous arthropods are important natural enemies because they can feed on plant-provided pollen and several prey species, and thus persist in crops even in the absence of the target pest.
The arenas were kept in a climate cabinet (25 ± 1 °C, 70 ± 10 % RH, h L: D).