SPICAL

Neoseiulus californicus(Formerly known as Amblyseius californicus)

Unit of packaging
Neoseiulus californicus (predatory mite)
Pack size (large): 500 ml bottle
Contains: 25,000 predatory mites (all mobile stages) mixed with inert carrier material
Pack size (small): 250 ml bottle with dosage-plug
Contains: 5,000 predatory mites (all mobile stages) mixed with inert carrier material

Precautions


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

Target
Two spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae), fruit spider mite (Panonychus ulmi), citrus red mite (Panonynchus citri), begonia mite (Tarsonemus pallidus) and broad mite (Polyphagotarsonemus latus). All stages, preferring younger stages. Predatory mites also survive on other mites and pollen and can survive for a number of weeks without food.

Rates
SPICAL

rate

m²/unit

interval (days)

frequency

remark

preventive

25/m²

1,000

21

-

-

curative light

100/m²

250

-

1x

Use together with Spidex

curative heavy

200/m²

125

-

1x

Use together with Spidex

Introduction

  • Turn and shake the bottle gently before use
  • Sprinkle material on leaves
  • In low crops it is possible to distribute SPICAL mechanically by means of the AIRBUG mite blower

Environmental conditions
Neoseiulus californicus tolerates high temperatures and low humidities.

Storage and handling
Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced into the crop as soon as possible after receipt. Storing them for a period can have a negative impact on their quality and is only possible under the conditions described 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: 8-10°C/47-50°F
  • In the dark (bottles horizontally)

Remarks
Neoseiulus californicus tolerates a range of chemical pesticides. Always use SPICAL in conjunction with SPIDEX.

Appearance
Mobile stages: transparant white-orange to yellow, droplet shaped, short legs, looks like Neoseiulus cucumeris
Eggs: oblong, transparant to white, attached to hairs along veins on the underside of leaves

Mode of action
Adult predatory mites, nymphs and larvae actively search for their prey and suck them empty.

Important!
The introduction rates of this product should be adjusted to the mode of action of the product and the results that can be expected in the crop where the product is applied. Your local Koppert consultant or recognized distributor will be able to advise you further.

Only use products that are permitted in your country/state and crop. Check local registration requirements.


Koppert Biological Systems can not be held liable for unauthorized use.

 

Please contact your local consultant for further application information.

Side effects SPICAL

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