Spider mite killer-large pack (2000)

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  • Red spider mite is one of the most difficult pests to control in greenhouses, conservatories, polytunnels, on pot plants and in the garden
  • Insecticides will not work-use safe, effective, natural and organic control using Phytoseiulus- a tiny predator with a big appetite for red spider
  • Do not use insecticides before introduction as these leave residues causing the phyto to leave the plant (see review below) Introduce as soon as you see the first signs of damage-a slight mottling or 'crazing' of the leaf
  • Ideal for edible crops such as cucumbers and tomatoes as well as strawberries outside-fruit may be picked and eaten straight away as no chemicals have been used
  • Phyto. is safe for you, children, pets and wildlife-it will tackle red spider only
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Spider Mite (RSM) – During the summer adult RSM are just visible to the naked eye and are on the underside of leaves. They can be yellow, green, orange, brown or even black depending on the host plant. All have 2 dark spots on the rear of the body. Unlikely to be red! The females over winter in crevices in greenhouses and emerge to lay eggs in the spring. Eggs hatch to produce larvae which go through a number of stages before turning in to adults. All feed on the underside of leaves. RSM pierce the cells and suck out it’s contents killing it. This occurs mostly on the underside of the leaves resulting in small yellow spots appearing on the upper leaf surface. As the attack continues more and more cells die causing the leaf to turn yellow. Eventually the whole plant is killed. As the number of RSM increases, webs are produced across the shoot tips. RSM can be brought into the greenhouse or conservatory either on plants, on the clothing or through open vents.Control by introducing Phytoseiulus AS SOON as you see red spider mite and the temp is 16C/61F. Help the Phytoseiulus by increasing the humidity (spray the underside of the leaves with soft water) and keep the temperature above 16C. Phytoseiulus is a tiny mite, slightly smaller than a RSM and it feeds on all stages of the RSM eating up to 5 adults or 25 young larvae/eggs per day. Phytoseiulus is supplied in small tubes containing a minimum of 2000 adults. The contents of the tube (inc. the vermiculite they are packed in) is simply sprinkled over the infected plants. If the infestation of RSM is very heavy and there is webbing at the tips of the plants, break up the webs first with your fingers or with a feather duster and spray the plant with SB Invigorator, concentrating on the underside of the leaves. DO NOT USE INSECTICIDES BEFORE OR AFTER INTRODUCTION. USED BEFORE THEY CAN LEAVE RESIDUES WHICH WILL CAUSE THE PHYTO TO LEAVE THE PLANT see review below. Please phone HELPLINE 01493 750061 for information

  • Product ID: 47
  • Manufacturer: Syngentea
  • Category: ,
  • Published: November 26, 2015
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