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Red Legged Earth Mite Resistance Here in the South West

Red Legged Earth Mites (RLEM) have long been a common pest in our legume and ryegrass pastures in the South West.They are mostly a problem in autumn where high levels of mites in newly establishing seedlings can severely impact on growth and survival of the pasture. RLEM will hatch when conditions are favourable and live for about 8 weeks before laying eggs and dying. There are usually about 3 generations in a year. Spring will then see another...