Thripex-Mini

Thripex-Mini Predatory mite Neoseiulus cucumeris

Use Thripex-Mini for:

Thrips control in many crops; this product variety is for crops in which regular sachets can`t be hung easily, but stuck in the substrate of each plant/pot.  Ideally used for Hanging Baskets and hydroponic propagation where young plants are grown in Rockwool cubes.

Packaging:

Box with 500 sachets, each sachet with a stick

Each paper sachet with stick contains 100 predatory mites and grain mites (all stages), mixed with bran. Depending on climatic conditions up to 1500-2000 predatory mites can run out of each sachet over a period of 3-6 weeks.

General information

When to use Thripex mini

Use Thripex mini 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 mini work

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

How to use Thripex mini

Application

For Hanging Baskets – insert sachets into the center of the container at time of hanging. Installing in the middle of the plants (shaded) and with the bottom edge of the sachet touching the substrate will typically yield the longest release of predators.

Sachets already have an exit hole.

Place 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 stick. The predatory mites are easily damaged

Please note Thripex Mini 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 for Thripex mini

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 Mini, 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.

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