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CRYPTOcontrol

CRYPTOcontrol

DESCRIPTION OF THE PRODUCT

  • Bottle of 25 adults
  • Bottle of 100 adults
  • Bottle of 500 adults
  • Bottle of 500 larvae
  • Bottle of 1,000 adults

Cryptolaemus montrouzieri is a polyphagous predator, and though it prefers eating mealybugs, it occasionally eats other insects like aphids. It is very effective controlling big mealybug populations. In case there are no enough mealybugs, C. montrouzieri flies to look for other preys.

TECHNICAL DATA SHEET

RECOMMENDED DOSE

Introduce C. montrouzieri when the first mealybug appear, releasing 2 – 10 ind/m2.

Dosage can vary depending on the crop and the level of the pest. Consult the recommended dose with an Agrobío field advisor.

CROPS

It is used in several horticultural, ornamental and fruit crops.

USE

Open the bottle in the crop and release the Cryptolaemus montrouzieri adults. Individuals leave the bottle easily, looking for the light. Spread the predator correctly in order to control the pest faster. Release C. montrouzieri early in the morning or at sunset.

PRESERVATION

Keep the bottle horizontally and at a temperature of 10-15ºC. Do not break the cold chain in all the transport and storage process. Do not store the product after 48 hours of receipt, and never expose it to sunlight or pesticides.