Thripex-Plus

Thripex-Plus Predatory mite Neoseiulus cucumeris

Use Thripex-Plus for:

Various thrips species

Packaging:
  • 500 sachets per box

Each paper sachet with hook contains 1,000 predatory mites and grain mites (all stages), mixed with bran

General information

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When to use Thripex-Plus?

Use Thripex Plus for biological pest control of various thrips species. Hatching eggs and larvae. Predatory mites also eat spider mites (i.e. strawberry mite, broad mite), several other mites, honeydew and pollen.

How does Thripex-Plus work?

Adult predatory mites actively search for and feed on their prey.

How to use Thripex-Plus

Application Thripex-Plus

  • Hang sachets on the crop (sachets already have an exit hole)
  • Hang sachets in sheltered positions on the crop (no direct sunlight).
  • Measures improving the moisture balance in the sachets, such as placing the bottom of the sachet on moist substrate, will have a positive effect on the longevity of product
  • Hold sachets by the cardboard strip at the top. The predatory mites are easily damaged

Please note Thripex Plus contains grain mites and bran. These mites might cause slight damage to some crops, especially with a large number of mites and high humidity. Therefore consult your supplier prior to using Thripex and it is recommended to carry out a small field test to monitor the effects.

Best working conditions Thripex-Plus

The predatory mite is not susceptible to diapause and therefore can be applied all year round. Relative humidity should be above 75% and the temperature above 20°C/68°F for some hours of the day.

Handling

Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced to 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 Thripex Plus, please follow the instructions 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: 10-15°C/50-59°F

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 Koppert specialist or a recognized distributor of Koppert products.

Thripex-Plus preventive light curative heavy curative
Rate - - -
m²/unit 2.5 2.5 3/4
Interval (days) 42 35 28
Frequency - - -
Remarks once only in crops with pollen - -

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