Managing spider mites on cherry

Spider mites have become a major problem in some tunnel-grown cherry crops. 

This guide decribes how best to manage spider mites in protected cherry, taking account of the conflicting measures which can be necessary to control other pests. 

It will help growers to identify the mite pests found in cherry and the damage that they cause.


  • Spider mites biology and life cycle
  • How to monitor crops for their presence 
  • Guidance on the need to gain early control 
  • How to implement biological control measures with the use of acaricidal sprays

This information was last updated in 2018.

Useful links

AHDB research into spider mite control in cherry

AHDB Grower Guide - Biocontrol in soft fruit