Koppert Thripex-V (Neoseiulus cucumeris) 1000 ml

Koppert Thripex-V (Neoseiulus cucumeris) 1000 ml

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The Koppert Thripex-V Predatory Mites 1000 ml. (397) targets a variety of thrips species and spider mites such as strawberry mites, broad mites and others. Per bottle holds 50,000 Neoseiulus cucumeris (formerly known as Amblyseius cucumeris) mixed with vermiculite and a fraction of bran. They actively work by searching preys and sucking them until dries.

To apply, simply sprinkle material on leaves or employ on crops using a mechanical blower. Make sure to turn and shake the bottle gently before use. As a preventive, apply it on a rate of 50 per square meter and 500 square meter per 1,000 unit. For curative light application, use 100 per square meter rate and 250 square meter per 500 unit. As a curative heavy enforcement, administer on a rate of 100 per square meter and 250 square meter per 500 unit. In curative heavy operation, have 7 days interval before re-application and 14 days interval when used as a preventive and curative light.


Features and Specs

Active Ingredient Predatory mite (Neoseiulus cucumeris)
Target pests Various thrips species. Hatching eggs and larvae. Predatory mites also eat spider mites (strawberry mite, broad mite), and several other mites, honeydew and pollen.
For use in Greenhouses and field crops and plants
Application Sprinkle or use a mechanical blower
Shelf Life Apply on day of receipt
Storage temperature: 46-50F (8-10C)
In the dark (bottles horizontally)
Color Mobile stages: Beige-pink
Eggs: Transparent white
Special Features Safe for sensitive crops.
Shipping Weight 1.00 lbs
Manufacturer Koppert Biological Systems (Mfg. Number: 397)


Neoseiulus cucumeris (formerly known as Amblyseius cucumeris)
Mobile stages: Beige-pink, droplet shaped, 'pushed down' position on short legs, often at hidden places like along veins and in the flowers.
Eggs: Transparant white, attached to leaf hairs along veins on the underside of leaves.

Environmental conditions
Relative humidity should be above 75% and the temperature above 20C/68F for some hours of the day. THRIPEX-V contains a strain of Neoseiulus cucumeris which is not susceptible to diapause. Therefore the predators can be used all year.

Storage and handling
Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced into the crop as soon as possible after receipt. Storing them for a period can have a negative impact on their quality and is only possible under the conditions described 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.

  • Apply on day of receipt
  • Storage temperature: 46-50F (8-10C)
  • In the dark (bottles horizontally)

THRIPEX-V (THRIPEX in vermiculite) consists of less bran and small numbers of branmites. It is the safest product for sensitive crops.

In case of mechanical application inhalation of the product may cause sensitization. A dust mask is recommended as protection for operators and people working near place of application.

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