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Tomato Plant Hairs Affect Pests and Their Predators
calendar 15th May, 2024 | Jenn Hoskins

Tomato Plant Hairs Affect Pests and Their Predators

The INRAE study reveals that specific trichome types on tomato plants significantly impact spider mite behavior and survival. Predatory mite T. (A.) recki effectively controls pest populations, suggesting a promising biological control strategy for sustainable tomato cultivation.

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