Acaricides and mode of actions

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In agricultural fields, main control method of phytophagous mites is acaricides and insecticides/acaricides. Unconscious and intensive use of these chemicals has caused to emergence of the most important factor which limit their application: the resistance. It is not possible to prevent resistance devolopment, but if the mode of actions of pesticides are known, the resistance can be managed and delayed. Therefore, in this review, acaricides which have different mode of actions and their classification are reviewed. Also, more environmentally friendly products such as plant extracts, essential oils and microbial agents are mentioned. It is aimed to give more detailed information to the acaricide applicators and researchers. In this way, the more consciously usage of acaricides is aimed.


Acaricides, resistance, acetylcholine, mitochondrial electron transport chain, growth inhibitors

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