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Californicus-Breeding-System

Control of spider mites both in- and outdoors

What is Californicus-Breeding-System?

  • The predatory mite Amblyseius californicus against several types of spider mites
  • Efficient against all stages of the greenhouse spider mite Tetranychus urticae
  • Also useful to control tarsonemid mites such as the broad mite and the cyclamen mite
  • Delivered in breeding sachets

What are the benefits of Californicus-Breeding-System?

  • Prefers the greenhouse spider mites but also survive on other mites, thrips and pollen
  • Most effective at low prey density
  • Less sensitive to hot and dry weather conditions
  • Also tolerates colder weather conditions
  • Also survives on pollen or even without prey for some time 

How does biological control with Californicus-Breeding-System work? 

  • They eat on average 5 prey a day
  • Adults prefer larvae and nymphs of the greenhouse spider mites
  • The larvae mainly eat the eggs of greenhouse spider mites 

In which crops can you introduce Californicus-Breeding-System?

  • Vegetable crops such as cucumber and pepper
  • Soft fruit such as raspberry and strawberry
  • Ornamental crops such as rose and chrysanthemum 

Want to know more? Please contact your Biobest advisor for tailored advice. 

Units

This predatory mite is also supplied in sachets, in which they multiply themselves. This ensures a continuous walking out of the predatory mite over multiple weeks.

Californicus-Breeding-System-100

Packaging: 100 sachets/box

Contents: at least 100 predatory mites/sachet

Carrier: bran with bactitious prey

Walking out: approx 1.000 predatory mites in a period of 6 weeks

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Californicus-Breeding-System-500

Packaging: 500 sachets/box

Contents: at least 100 predatory mites/sachet

Carrier: bran with bactitious prey

Walking out: approx 1.000 predatory mites in a period of 6 weeks

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Local regulations may impose restrictions on the use of this product. Contact your authorities or contact your Biobest consultant.

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