Citrus mealybug (Planococcus citri); vine mealybug (Planococcus ficus).
How it works
This product is only available in California
Mode of action
Adult female parasitic wasps parasitize the mealybugs, particularly the second and third larval and adult stage of female citrus mealybugs (Planococcus citri) and vine mealybugs (Planococcus ficus).
Pupae develop in the mummified skin of the host and look like swollen mealybug larvae. Empty pupae have an irregular exit hole at the posterior end of the mummy after the pasitic wasps emerged.
|Pack size||500 mummies.|
|Presentation||50 ml bottle.|
Directions for use
- Remove the label from the bottle according to the instructions
- Hang the bottle in the crop, out of direct sunlight
- Deploy in or near the mealybug colonies
- Leave bottles in the crop for at least two weeks
- Carry out adequate ant control
The dosage of Citripar depends on climate, crop and mealybug density and should always be adjusted to the particular situation. Start introduction preventively or as soon as te first signs of infestation appear. Introduction rates typically range from 0.1-0.5 per m2/release. Releases should be repeated at least 3 times at an interval of 1-2 weeks. Consult a Koppert advisor or a recognized distributor of Koppert products for advice on the best strategy for your situation.
The parasitic wasps are most effective at temperatures around 25°C/77°F. The lowest temperature at which development can occur is 13°C/55°F; the highest temperature is 38°C/100°F.
Should be combined with Cryptobug or Cryptobug-L for effective control of the mealybugs.
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Storage time after receipt
In the dark.
"The general conditions of Koppert (Koppert B.V. and/or of its affiliated companies) apply. Only use products that are permitted in your country/state and crop. Check local registration requirements. Koppert cannot be held liable for unauthorized use. Koppert is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored for longer than recommended and/or under incorrect conditions."