MITEFOOD

Feed your predatory mites with MITEFOOD to maximise the strength of your biocontrol programs.

MITEFOOD contains live food mites (Thyreophagus entomophagus or “TE”) used as supplementary feed for the natural predators in MONTECH, AMBLYTECH® and AMBLYTECH® C. Feeding predatory mites helps maximize the strength of preventative control programs by ensuring the predators are established, ready and waiting for the arrival of the target pest.

ADVANTAGES OF MITEFOOD

  • Proven to increase populations of predatory mites on the crop.
  • Superior performance than other mite feeding products.
  • Can be applied manually or by mechanised distribution.
  • Long lasting: live prey has been found on the leaves up to 1 month after application
  • TE is not consumed by Thrips, so there is no risk of increasing Thrips numbers.
  • Suitable for use with a wide range of predatory mites: MONTECH, AMBLYTECH® and AMBLYTECH® C.

BEST PRACTICE

1. Place clear white paper around the beds or crop and collect samples in a petri dish to check if the TE are being distributed evenly.
2. Good establishment can be noted after the 3rd application.
3. Application rates should be managed depending on the crop situation and pest levels.

APPLICATION

MITEFOOD is available in a bag containing 10 million mixed stages food mites.

Pour 8 bottles (200,000) of the predator and 1 bag (10,000,000) of TE in a 20 Litre bucket and cover the bucket. Gently rotate the bucket to distribute mites evenly. Apply manually or with a blower.

Place random clear white papers on the beds/crop and collect a sample of the content in a Petri dish to check if the products are being distributed evenly.

Good establishment can be noted after the 3rd application
Application rates should be managed depending on the crop situation and pest levels.

RATES Dosage
TE/Ha
Dosage
Predators/Ha
Dosage
Bottles/Ha
Interval
days
MONTECH
AMBLYTECH C
100
million/Ha
1 - 2
m/Ha
10
Bottles/Ha
14
AMBLYTECH 50
million/Ha
0.5 - 1
m/Ha
5
Bottles/Ha
14

STORAGE AND HANDLING

Store MITEFOOD in a cool dry place, away from direct sunlight.
MITEFOOD should be used immediately upon receipt, store at 8 - 12°C.