Neoseiulus californicus
Neoseiulus californicus

Neoseiulus californicus

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Neoseiulus californicus is a predatory mite that is widely used for control of Two Spotted Spider Mites, as well as Broad and Russet mites. Due to their wide temperature and humidity range and higher tolerance of chemical pesticides, they have become a staple of biocontrol. When treating ongoing Spider Mite infestations, use with Persimilis is highly suggested, as N. californicus is a slower feeder than other predatory mites.

Working conditions
Temperature: 50-105 F
Humidity: 40+ 

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.

unit amount

rate/m2

m2/unit

sq ft/unit

Preventative

5,000

25

200

2,152

Curative light

5,000

100

50

538

Curative heavy

5,000

200

25

269

Preventative

25,000

25

1,000

10,760

Curative light

25,000

100

250

2,690

Curative heavy

25,000

200

125

1,345

*Application rates can vary depending on actual conditions.

Bottles: Let the predatory mites come to room temperature with container on its’ side. Roll or tip, depending on whether a bottle or bag, container back and forth a few times to gently mix contents and then tap out of container onto the affected foliage for best results. When left in one position for too long, predatory mites will gather at the top, leaving the bottom with a much lower proportion of mites, so rotating the container as it is being tapped out is suggested. Alternatively, contents can be placed in Bugboxes and hung on plants.

Sachets: Hang sachets on plant midway up the trunk of the plant, close to the center. Sachets already have an exit hole for the mites. There is no need to open them. 1-2 sachets per 10 sq ft is recommended for preventative maintenance.

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 the product, 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: 8-10°C/47-50°F
  • In the dark (bottles horizontally)
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.