Category: Knowledge
Date published: August 01, 2022

Ten facts about Spical

The predatory mite Neoseiulus californicus in Spical is one of the old hands at Koppert, having been used for 35 years to control spider mite. And the battle’s being won: the predatory mite does an excellent job. One fantastic benefit of Spical is that it can be use preventatively, ready to attack the spider mite before its numbers grow to uncontrollable proportions. Ten need-to-know facts about Spical.

  • Spical controls all types of spider mites that make webs, both in greenhouses and outdoors.
  • The product can be used in vegetable crops (except tomatoes), cut flowers, and fruit.
  • The predatory mite in Spical occurs naturally around the Mediterranean Sea and in North and South America.
  • Neoseiulus californicus mainly eats spider mites but can also survive on other mites, insects, and pollen.
  • As this predatory mite isn’t a picky eater, you can also use it preventatively and give it a head start.
  • The Spical predatory mite is more resistant to hot, dry conditions than the predatory mite in Spidex.
  • Spical is available in different versions: in a bottle and in slow-release sachets made of paper or foil. You can scatter the mites from the bottle or disperse them using a blower.
  • You can hang the slow-release sachets in the crop. For a number of weeks, the mites from the sachet enter the crop. So when the spider mites turn up, they’re ready for action.
  • The mites in Spical are more resistant to chemical pesticides than the mites in Spidex.
  • Using Spical gives you a cleaner crop, higher productivity, and less residue on the products.