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Predatory mite (Neoseiulus californicus)

Description


Use Spical-Plus for:

  • two spotted spider mite

  • broad mite

Packaging:

  • Box with 100 sachets

  • Box with 500 sachets

Each sachet contains predatory and storage mites (all stages) mixed with bran. Each satchet contains 1000 mites. 

General information


When to use Spical-Plus?

Use Spical-Plus for biological control of:

  • two-spotted spider mite

  • broad mite

Introduce Spical-Plus when the pest is to be expected or first signs of pest presence is visible. Use Spidex for hotspot treatments.

How does Spical-Plus work?

Adult predatory mites, nymphs and larvae actively search and consume their prey. 

How to use Spical-Plus


Dosage

The information given below is merely indicative. Tailored advice can be provided if information is available on the local factors that need to be taken into account, such as the crop, the climate conditions and the level of infestation. For the correct approach, please consult a Shale Peak Horticulture specialist.

Use one to two sachets per m2 (10 sq ft).

Application Spical-Plus

  • Hang sachets in the crop

  • Sachets already have an exit hole

  • Hold sachets by the cardboard strip at the top, to avoid damaging the predatory mites

  • Neoseiulus californicus tolerates a range of chemical pesticides

  • Always use Spical-Plus in conjunction with Spidex

Best working conditions Spical-Plus

Neoseiulus californicus tolerates high temperatures and low humidities. It targets all stages, but prefers younger stages. Predatory mites also survive on other mites and pollen and can survive for a number of weeks without food.

Handling

Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced into the crop as soon as possible after receipt. Failure to do so can have a negative impact on their quality. In case you do need to store Spical-Plus, please follow the instructions below. Shale Peak Horticulture, LLC is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored for longer and/or under different conditions than recommended.

  • Storage after receipt: 1-2 days

  • Storage temperature: 17-20°C/63-68°F

  • In the dark

  • Provide ventilation to prevent CO2 accumulation

Important

  • Only use products that are permitted in your country/state and crop. Check local registration requirements.

  • Shale Peak Horticulture, LLC  cannot be held liable for unauthorized use.

  • Shale Peak Horticulture, LLC  is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored for longer than recommended and/or under incorrect conditions.

Side effects

Pesticides can have (in)direct effects on natural enemies. Koppert’s side effects app tells you how harmful different pesticides are.


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