Anderline can be used curatively and preventatively

Anderline contains the predatory mite Amblyseius andersoni. It is an active predatory mite which has specialised in feeding on mites in the family Tetranychidae. This includes the common Red Spider Mite or Two-Spot Mite Tetranychus urticae, and the Carmine Mite Tetranychus cinnabarinus. The product is similar to Amblyseius californicus and is used in cooler situations. It should be used in the same way. It is less specialised than Phytoseiulus persimilis, and while it prefers to feed on spider mites and cannot breed successfully without them, it can feed on other arthropod prey or pollen. Where few spider mites are present, it is able to survive by feeding on these alternative sources of food.

This wide spectrum of activity makes establishing A. andersoni easier than other species, as the mites will establish themselves faster on crops that are abundant in pollen, as an alternative source of food. It is an ideal species for using in a preventative strategy against mites. They will take longer to establish themselves on pollenfree crops, but sachets can be used to release mites preventatively or where there is no pollen.

Consider topping with Mitefood for a fast and efficient installation of the predators.