Jan. 9, 2017
Vegalab US recently launched the improved formulation of its Spider Mite Control. Spider Mite Control is a biological pesticide that targets spider mites, pests known to feed on several hundred species of plants. These pests cause mottled leaves and often destroy the entire plant at a rapid speed.
Spider Mite Control is highly effective by attacking spider mites in two different ways. It blocks the breathing holes of spider mites, causing them to die from suffocation. It also causes reproductive disruption among female spider mites; this leads to infertility, eggs that do not hatch, or mites that do not develop to an adult stage.
The improved formulation calls for a dilution rate of 1:500-1:1000 (depending on level of infestation), while the old formulation recommended a dilution rate of 1:100. With 5x the original concentration, the improved Spider Mite Control drastically lowers the amount of product needed, and therefore cost, per application. As with the original formula, zero pesticide residue is left on the plants.
The improved Spider Mite Control formulation and its benefits were made possible by using proprietary nanotechnology and advanced adjuvants. The product is a liquid formulation that is applied as a foliar spray to plants. It is EPA-approved under FIFRA Section 25(b) as a minimum risk pesticide.