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Amblyseius andersoni is a predatory mite native to North America. They feed on and control all stages of phytophagous mites with all mobile life stages of A. andersoni acting as predators. A. andersoni are an excellent choice for pre-emergent control of pest infestations because of their varied diet and ability to survive cooler temperatures.
Target Prey: Broad Mites, Cyclamen Mites, Spider Mites (incl. Two-Spotted), Russet Mites
Sachet releases provide up to 6 weeks of control.
Lower active temperatures allow for earlier release.
Compatible with Phytoseiulus persimilis and Stethorus punctillum.
They will also feed on thrips*, pollen and honeydew.
Optimal Conditions: 68-100°F with higher relative humidity as temperatures rise. They are active down to 42°F, but A. andersoni will enter diapause at cooler temperatures or in <10-hour light periods.
Release Rates: Some crops, including tomatoes & other highly resinous crops, require higher release rates.
Mini-Sachets/Sachets on Sticks: Place one sachet or stick per propagation tray or plant. Repeat releases every 4 weeks through the growing season.
Sachet Strips: Place strips within crop canopy along rows to reduce labor costs. Six strips per case.
Loose Media Bags/Bottles: Release at a rate of 1 mite predator per square foot. Repeat releases periodically throughout the growing season.
This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases: Broad Mite (Polyphagotarsonemus latus), Cyclamen Mite (Phytonemus pallidus), Carmine Mite, Two-spotted Spider Mite (Tetranychus urticae), Red Spider Mite (Tetranychus cinnabarinus), Tomato Russet Mite (Aculops lysopersici), and Rust Mite (Eriophyidae).
* A. andersoni should not be used to control a thrips infestation. Use A. andersoni with A. cucumeris or Minute Pirate Bugs if thrips numbers are high.