ENTOMITE-M / Stratiolaelaps scimitus (πρ. Hypoaspis miles)
ENTOMITE-M / Stratiolaelaps scimitus (πρ. Hypoaspis miles)

ENTOMITE-M / Stratiolaelaps scimitus (πρ. Hypoaspis miles)

Predatory mite
 
Target
Use Entomite - M for biological control of eggs, larvae and pupae of Sciarid flies, especially smaller larvae.
 
Packing
Cardboard cylinders, containing
  • 10,000 (0.9 liter) or
  • 50,000 (3.6 liter) predatory mites (all stages) in cocopeat
Dosage ENTOMITE -  M
  Rate (ind./m2) m2/ unit Frequency Interval (days) Remarks
  Preventive    100 100/500  - -  
  Light curative    200  50/250 1x  -  
  Heavy curative   500 20/100  1x  -  
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 specialist of our company.
 
How does Entomite - M work
Adults and nymphs feed on larvae of sciarid flies and other soil based insects. The mites appear in and on the soil and at the base of plant stems. Stratiolaelaps scimitus rarely transfers on to the plant itself. The reduction of the infestation level occurs at a slow but steady rate.

Application Entomite - M
  • Turn and shake the bottle or bag gently before use
  • Spread material evenly on soil or rock wool blocks (not on the plastic)
  • Do not apply in pothole close to stem to prevent plant damage by storage mites
  • The product Entomite - M contains storage mites (Tyrophagus putrescentiae). These may cause slight damage to some crops, particularly in humid conditions or when large quantities manifest. Always apply Entomite - M at the soil surface, not on the plant. At the first use, test Entomite - M on a small scale prior to application on crops.
  • Introduce the product at the first sign of pest presence.
Best working conditions Entomite - M
For optimal results thesoil has to be moist but not too wet and preferably rich in organic matter. Additionally it has to have an open structure. The minimum temperature for successful use of Entomite - M is 15°C/59°F.
 
Handling
Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced into 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 Entomite - M, please follow the instructions below.
 
Storage 
  • After receipt: 1-2 days 
  • Storage temperature: 10-15°C
  • In the dark (bottle horizontally)
Pesticides can have (in)direct effects on beneficials. Check here