Eggs, larvae and pupae of sciarid flies; thrips pupae.
How it works
Mode of action
The predatory mites feed on larvae of sciarid flies, thrips pupae and other soil-dwelling insects. The mites appear in and on the soil and at the base of plant stems. The reduction of the infestation level occurs at a slow but steady rate.
|Pack size||10,000; 50,000 predatory mites.|
|Presentation||0.9 litre; 3.6 litre cardboard cylinders.|
Directions for use
- Turn and shake the cardboard cylinder gently before use
- Spread material evenly on soil or planting medium (not on the plastic)
The dosage of Entomite-M depends on climate, crop, planting medium and pest density and should always be adjusted to the particular situation. Start introduction preventively or as soon as the first pests are detected in the crop. Introduction rates typically range from 100-500 per m2/release. Consult a Koppert advisor or a recognized distributor of Koppert products for advice on the best strategy for your situation.
For optimal results the soil has to be moist, rich in organic matter and have a loose structure. The minimum temperature for successful use of Entomite-M is 15°C/59°F.
For thrips control Entomite-M should be combined with generalist predatory mites (Amblydromalus limonicus, Amblyseius andersoni, Amblyseius swirskii, Neoseiulus cucumeris) and/or Orius spp..
Application of this product can cause sensitization or allergic reactions, we therefore advise to take the necessary precautions.
Pesticides can have (in)direct effects on biological solutions. Find out which pesticides have side effects on this product.
Storage time after receipt
In the dark, bottle horizontally.
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