Real Phytoseiulus persimilis
Real Phytoseiulus contains a predatory mite Phytoseiulus persimilis for the management of the two-spotted mite (Tetranychus urticae).
The predatory mite is specific to spider mites and consumes all stages of the spider mite. Phytoseiulus persimilis adults, protonymphs and deutonymphs predate on spider mites.
For local market, Real Phytoseiulus are packed in clear tubes containing 1,000 live Phytoseiulus persimilis.
We also pack at; 2k, 10k, 25k, 50k and 1 million depending on the market targeted.
Real Phytoseiulus are bright red to orange in color, with long legs and pear-shaped bodies, 0.5 mm long. Immature predators are a pale salmon color.
Optimum environmental conditions
Optimum conditions are 20-27°C (68-81°F) and relative humidity over 60%.
If pure, mix vermiculite with Phytoseiulus persimilis as advised by the Real IPM Consultant/Technical Assistant, and then gently rotate the bottle to mix the mites with the carrier as you distribute the contents over the plants.
Mode of Action
Pierces and sucks dry all stages of spider mites.
- Fixed Price Contract: For a fixed fee per month, you are supplied under technical advice from Real IPM consultants with Real Phytoseiulus and other mites control beneficial options to keep spider mites at bay.
- Maintenance Programme: Comes after completion of a Real IPM Fixed Price Clean Up Contract. Real IPM consultants will monitor spider mite levels with the farm manager and provide a weekly Real Phytoseiulus introduction plus other beneficial options.
- Product Only: Growers order Phytoseiulus by the thousand and do not require Real IPM Advisor field visits.
Seek more information on supply options and application rates by contacting us
As Real Phytoseiulus are live predators, it goes that they are sensitive to some pesticides applied on the crop.
Seek advice from Real IPM consultants/Technical Assistants before introduction and afterwards monitor your spray program by looking at the Sensitivity and Compatibility charts
Best practice is to apply Real Phytoseiulus same day of delivery. If you must store, hold only at 6-8°C for not more than a day.