Water-Stressed Trees and Mite Attacks
WATER-STRESSED TREES AND MITE ATTACKS
Did you know that water-stressed trees are more susceptible to mite attacks?
This may occur when early season temperatures are higher than normal, resulting in a condition known as “water stress” that the farmer may not even be aware of!
It could also be the result of insufficient irrigation during a hot season, or implementation of RDI (Regulated Deficit Irrigation) techniques without constantly monitoring tree status and their stress levels.
In all these cases, a monitoring system that prevents water stress can decrease trees’ susceptibility to mite attacks, improve tree health and their yield, while reducing the need for pesticide applications.