Use Thripex for biological pest control of various thrips species (hatching eggs and the first larval stage). Predatory mites also eat spider mites (e.g. strawberry mite, broad mite), several other mites, honeydew and pollen.
How does Thripex work?
Adult predatory mites actively search for and feed on their prey.
How to use Thripex
Turn and shake the bottle gently before use
Bottle: Press in the centre of the cap to open the dosage hole Bucket: Use a spoon to distribute Thripex, 2-3 ml per rockwool block, opposite of the trickler
Sprinkle material on leaves
Choose at least 4,000 introduction points per hectare, evenly distributed over the total surface
Use (Mini)-Air(o)bug if necessary for the mechanical distribution of Thripex
When applied as heaps on rockwool blocks, the predatory mites keep reproducing for some weeks and disperse in the crop.
Please note that Thripex 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.'Thripex in vermiculite' is the safest product for sensitive crops.
Precaution: In case of mechanical application inhalation of the product may cause sensitization. A dust mask is recommended as protection for operators and people working near place of application.
Best working conditions Thripex
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.
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, 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
In the dark (bottles horizontally)
Do not stack buckets
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.
Only use products that are permitted in your country/state and crop. Check local registration
Koppert Biological Systems can not be held liable for unauthorized use.
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.
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