SPICAL-PLUS

Neoseiulus californicus
(formerly Amblyseius californicus)
SPICAL-PLUS

Unit of packaging
Neoseiulus californicus (predatory mite)
Pack size: paper sachet with hook
Contains: predatory mites + storage mites (all stages) mixed with bran, 100 or 500 sachets per outer.

Target Two spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae), fruit spider mite (Panonychus ulmi ), citrus red mite (Panonynchus citri), begonia mite (Tarsonemus pallidus) and broad mite (Polyphagotarsonemus latus). All stages, preferring younger stages. Predatory mites also survive on other mites and pollen and can survive for a number of weeks without food.

Rates

SPICAL-PLUS

rate

m²/unit

interval (days)

frequency

remark

preventive

-

2.5

28-42

-

-

curative light

-

2.5

28

-

Use together with Spidex

curative heavy

-

1

28

-

Use together with Spidex

Introduction

  • Hang sachets in the crop
  • Sachets already have exit hole
  • Hold sachets by the cardboard strip at the top, else predatory mites are easily damaged

Environmental conditions
Neoseiulus californicus tolerates high temperatures and low humidities

Storage and handling
Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced into the crop as soon as possible after receipt. Storing them for a period can have a negative impact on their quality and is only possible under the conditions described below. Koppert B.V. is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored for longer than recommended and/or under incorrect conditions.

  • Storage after receipt: 1-2 days
  • Storage temperature: 17-20°C/63-68°F
  • In the dark
  • Provide ventilation to prevent CO2<//span><//span><//span><//span><//span><//span> accumulation

Remarks
Neoseiulus californicus tolerates a range of chemical pesticides. Always use SPICAL-PLUS in conjunction with SPIDEX.

Appearance

  • Mobile stages: transparant white-orange to yellow, droplet shaped, short legs, looks like Neoseiulus cucumeris
  • Eggs: oblong, transparant to white, attached to hairs along veins on the underside of leaves


Mode of action Adult predatory mites, nymphs and larvae actively search for their prey and suck them empty.

Important!
The introduction rates of this product should be adjusted to the mode of action of the product and the results that can be expected in the crop where the product is applied. Your local Koppert consultant or recognized distributor will be able to advise you further.

Only use products that are permitted in your country/state and crop. Check local registration requirements.
Koppert Biological Systems can not be held liable for unauthorized use.