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The product ORIcontrol contains predatory bugs of the specie Orius laevigatus. These predatory bugs have been proven to be very effective on thrips. Orius populations can grow very rapidly in vegetable crops containing pollen. In addition to the thrips (both adults and larvae), the predatory bugs also eats red spider mite and moth eggs. An orius female lays around 1 to 3 eggs per day on a leaf or stem parts. After about 5 days, an Orius nymph will come out from the egg.
The yellow-brown Orius-nymphs have distinctive red eyes. They cannot fly yet and have to find their food while running. Orius are mainly found in the flowers and on the leaf of the plant. The total development duration from egg to mature will take about 3 weeks at 25 °C, at low temperatures this will take longer. The black-coloured adult predatory bugs have fully developed wings which makes them very mobile.
For many years, Orius has been used to control thrips in various vegetable cultivations, such as peppers and eggplants. Also in ornamental fields, where thrips are difficult to control, the predatory bugs are increasingly used.
ORIcontrol L (Orius laevigatus) is supplied in 250 ml bottles, with buckwheat as a carrier material. The buckwheat hulls ensure optimal moisture management during transport and storage of the predatory bugs. ORIcontrol L is available in packs of 500 or 1,000 adult bugs. In addition, a package with 2,000 nymphs is available (the nymphs are advised for spider mite control).
In addition to the ORIcontrol L, we also have MAJUScontrol (Orius majusculus) available in 250 ml bottles. MAJUScontrol is available in a package of 500 individuals. O. laevigatus and O. majusculus differ in body size and living environment on the plant. Orius majusculus is more located on the leaf and Orius laevigates more in the flower of the plant. For different crops, there are various possibilities.
At Royal Brinkman, a team of specialists checks the quality of beneficial insects, mites and nematodes. Based on a protocol they work to deliver the best quality to the customers.
Open the bottle in the greenhouse and ensure a good division of the insects in the crop. Sprinkle the predatory bugs on the leaf in groups of ten Orius together. Introduce the predatory bugs at dusk and repeat this after two weeks (population spread). For a clean and clear method, use the intro box.
Receipt and storage
Upon receipt, check the product for abnormalities and report any complaints or comments within 24 hours. Preferably use the product immediately. If storage is required, the product should be stored horizontally and in a dark place at a temperature of 8-10°C for a maximum of 24 hours. If the product is stored longer and/or under different conditions Royal Brinkman is not liable for any loss of quality.