When to use Thripex?
Use Thripex for biological pest control of various thrips species (hatching eggs and the first larval stage). Predatory mites also eat spider mites (e.g. strawberry mite, broad mite), several other mites, honeydew and pollen.
How it works
- 1,000 ml bottle, contains 50,000 predatory and grain mites
- 6,000 ml bucket, contains 500,000 predatory and grain mites
Each bottle or bucket contains predatory mites (all stages) and grain mites (all stages) mixed with bran.
Directions for use
- Turn and shake the bottle gently before use
- Bottle: Press in the centre of the cap to open the dosage hole
Bucket: Use a spoon to distribute Thripex, 2-3 ml per rockwool block, opposite of the trickler
- Sprinkle material on leaves
- Choose at least 4,000 introduction points per hectare, evenly distributed over the total surface
- Use (Mini)-Air(o)bug if necessary for the mechanical distribution of Thripex
When applied as heaps on rockwool blocks, the predatory mites keep reproducing for some weeks and disperse in the crop.
Precaution: application of this product can cause sensitization or allergic reactions, we therefore advise to take the necessary precautions.
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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Best working conditions Thripex
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.
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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, 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
- In the dark (bottles horizontally)
- Do not stack buckets
"The general conditions of Koppert (Koppert B.V. and/or of its affiliated companies) apply. Only use products that are permitted in your country/state and crop. Check local registration requirements. Koppert cannot be held liable for unauthorized use. Koppert is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored for longer than recommended and/or under incorrect conditions."