The purpose of this pest management plan is to provide production nurseries with knowledge of the range of mites that commonly can cause damage to plants, how they can be identified and effectively managed. Production nurseries are ideal environments for mite pests because plants are often lush and actively growing. As a result, mite populations can sometimes increase very quickly and produce outbreaks that cause severe damage. There are five major groups of mites that can cause damage to plants: spider mites, tarsonemid mites (e.g. broad mite and cyclamen mite), flat mites, eriophyid mites and astigmatid (bulb) mites.