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We have November plants finished for 2017.

Seed potatoes now available to order ~ Seed potatoes 2018, click here.

Plants for 2018 ~ we are working our planting programme, as soon as it is ready, we sill switch the varieties back on. If you want to receive an email when 2018 season is ready, follow this link ~ Email update for 2018.

Red Spider Mite Control Phytoseiulus

As the weather cools, we have turned off the biocontrol for this year, they will be available next year (2018).



If you would be interested in getting biocontrol in 2018, please sign up for an email update, follow this link ~ Email update when biocontrol is available in 2018.


We need to confirm your email address, to do this we will send you an email and just click the link in it. Thank you..

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Red Spider Mite Control Phytoseiulus

We have two options for Red Spider Mite Control: !!<

  • Single introduction of Phytoseiulius approx. 2,000
  • 3 introductions of Phytoseiulius at 7 day intervals (each introduction will be approx. 2,000)

Damage

Red spider mites suck plant sap for food. Plant cells turn yellow, which can be seen on the upper surface of the leaf as small yellow spots. This reduces the photosynthetic area of the leaf. In bad infestations they may form webs.

Throughout large areas of the world Phytoseiulus persimilis is used as a very efficient predatory mite against spider mites. A Phytoseiulus mite is highly voracious and consumes daily about 20 spider mite eggs or larvae, or 5 adults. Under normal circumstances a Phytoseiulus population grows faster than a spider mite population and a single female predatory mite can lay high numbers of eggs during her life time. P. persimilis is able to clean up a spider mite hot spot within days. Phytoseiulus mites can be applied on several greenhouse edibles such as tomato, sweet pepper, cucumber, melon, eggplant, strawberry, bean and ornamentals.

Phytoseiulus must be introduced as soon as spider mites appear, but not before. Monitoring is vital and then introduce the predators to the hotspots as soon as they appear.

Please note that these are live creatures and on arrival the package should be opened immediately.


Order the number of weeks you want below, for a single introduction please just order week 01. For larger areas, order multiple packs each week.

  • 1 pack ~ 21.50 each
  • 2 packs ~ 20.42 each
  • 3 or more ~ 19.33 each

Order by Thursday midday for the following week (usually dispatched on Wednesday to arrive Thursday).

Red Spider Mite Control Phytoseiulus - Week 1


Total Price: 21.50 (Including VAT at 20%)


Red Spider Mite Control Phytoseiulus - Week 2


Total Price: 21.50 (Including VAT at 20%)


Red Spider Mite Control Phytoseiulus - Week 3


Total Price: 21.50 (Including VAT at 20%)