Pests and diseases to be aware of in July

Spider Mites


The Red or Two-Spotted Mite is a major pest of almost all protected and some outdoor crops. At this time of year as environmental conditions are at their hottest and driest, populations of the pest can develop quickly and cause significant damage.

Spider Mites feed on the contents of plant cells causing mottling, discolouration and eventually stunting of growth. Heavy infestations often result in the creation of webbing around foliage, flowers and fruits.

When infestations can be caught early, then the introduction of biological predators can be extremely effective. When damage is already significant and webbing is seen, a suitable pesticide spray is used to knock the population down before biocontrols are introduced.
In stock Phytoline P (Phytoseiulus persimilis) Vermiculite 500ml Bottle of 10,000 Mites

Phytoline P (Phytoseiulus persimilis) Vermiculite 500ml Bottle of 10,000 Mites

£61.54 Ex VAT

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In stock Californiline (Amblyseius californicus) Tube of 25,000

Californiline (Amblyseius californicus) Tube of 25,000

£102.50 Ex VAT

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In stock Anderline AA (Amblyseius andersoni) Tube of 25,000

Anderline AA (Amblyseius andersoni) Tube of 25,000

£44.23 Ex VAT

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Other IPM Options

The following product(s) are effective against Spider Mites and are IPM compatible when used as instructed in the product manuals and technical notes available on our website.

In stock SB Plant Invigorator Commercial Strength 5lt

SB Plant Invigorator Commercial Strength 5lt

£140.00 Ex VAT

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In stock Naturalis-L Biological Insecticide 1lt

Naturalis-L Biological Insecticide 1lt

£59.50 Ex VAT

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In stock Dynamec Acaricide/Insecticide 1lt

Dynamec Acaricide/Insecticide 1lt

£189.20 Ex VAT

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Aphids

We are currently in the peak time for aphids, as we move away from the cooler temperatures this season which has delayed the emergence of many pest species, the increasing temperatures and daylength we are now experiencing speeds up aphid lifecycles creating environments for colonies to thrive if left unchecked.

More commonly known as black or greenfly, aphids are sap-feeding soft-bodied pests presenting a major challenge for growers and arguably are the most significant pest for growers due to their ability to cause major crop destruction and distortion to plants, acting as a vector for virus and creating environments for diseases.

Aphids are mainly found under the leaf and on plant stems they can either be identified within colonies or as single adults with adults sometimes winged; varying in colour depending on species and what crop they are feeding on with the most common species either green or black.

The selection of biological species to match the species of pests can at times be tricky and we offer a wide range of biologicals for aphid control for precision targeting of different species.

In stock Aphiline C (Aphidius colemani) Vial of 1,000 Mummies/Adults

Aphiline C (Aphidius colemani) Vial of 1,000 Mummies/Adults

£26.82 Ex VAT

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In stock Erviline (Aphidius ervi) Bottle of 250 Mummies/Adults

Erviline (Aphidius ervi) Bottle of 250 Mummies/Adults

£32.74 Ex VAT

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In stock Aphilline M (Aphidius matricarae) Vial of 500 Mummies/Adults

Aphilline M (Aphidius matricarae) Vial of 500 Mummies/Adults

£30.16 Ex VAT

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In stock Aphiline CE Mix (Aphidius colemani/ervi) Vial of 500 Mummies/Adults

Aphiline CE Mix (Aphidius colemani/ervi) Vial of 500 Mummies/Adults

£31.06 Ex VAT

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In stock Aphiline ACE Mix (Aphidius colemani/ervi/aphelinus) Vial of 500 Mummies/Adults

Aphiline ACE Mix (Aphidius colemani/ervi/aphelinus) Vial of 500 Mummies/Adults

£31.34 Ex VAT

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In stock Aphiline FLW Mix for Ornamentals (Various) Vial of 240

Aphiline FLW Mix for Ornamentals (Various) Vial of 240

£18.90 Ex VAT

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In stock Aphiline PACE PEVC Mix for Strawberry (Various) Vial of 240

Aphiline PACE PEVC Mix for Strawberry (Various) Vial of 240

£18.82 Ex VAT

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In stock Aphiline MACE PV Mix for Berries (Various) Vial of 240

Aphiline MACE PV Mix for Berries (Various) Vial of 240

£18.00 Ex VAT

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In stock Aphidoline AA (Aphidoletes aphidimyza) Vermiculite Bottle of 1000 Pupae

Aphidoline AA (Aphidoletes aphidimyza) Vermiculite Bottle of 1000 Pupae

£31.27 Ex VAT

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In stock Adaline B (Adalia bipunctata) Vial of 25 Adults

Adaline B (Adalia bipunctata) Vial of 25 Adults

£25.09 Ex VAT

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In stock Chrysoline c (Chrysoperla carnea) Tube of 1,000 Larvae

Chrysoline c (Chrysoperla carnea) Tube of 1,000 Larvae

£27.24 Ex VAT

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Other IPM Options

The following product(s) are effective against Aphids and are IPM compatible when used as instructed in the product manuals and technical notes available on our website.
In stock SB Plant Invigorator Commercial Strength 5lt

SB Plant Invigorator Commercial Strength 5lt

£140.00 Ex VAT

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Thrips

Two species of thrips are commonly found on protected crops: Western Flower Thrips (WFT), (Frankliniella occidentalis) and Onion or Tobacco Thrips (Thrips tabaci). Larvae and adults pierce the leaf surface and suck out cell contents causing extensive 'silvering'. WFT can also transmit many viruses to crops.
Other species of thrips are also being found, particularly on specimen plants. There is a pheromone for monitoring of Western Flower Thrips. 
In stock Amblyline CU (Amblyseius cucumeris) Bran-Free 5lt Bag of 250,000

Amblyline CU (Amblyseius cucumeris) Bran-Free 5lt Bag of 250,000

£50.52 Ex VAT

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In stock Oriline l (Orius laevigatus) Bottle of 1,000 Adults

Oriline l (Orius laevigatus) Bottle of 1,000 Adults

£53.66 Ex VAT

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In stock Montyline AM (Amblyseius montdorensis) Mini Sachets with Hook x1000

Montyline AM (Amblyseius montdorensis) Mini Sachets with Hook x1000

£152.22 Ex VAT

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In stock Exhibitline SF (Steinernema feltiae) Box of 250million

Exhibitline SF (Steinernema feltiae) Box of 250million

£53.84 Ex VAT

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Other IPM Options

The following product(s) are effective against Thrips and are IPM compatible when used as instructed in the product manuals and technical notes available on our website.

In stock Naturalis-L Biological Insecticide 1lt

Naturalis-L Biological Insecticide 1lt

£59.50 Ex VAT

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In stock Easistick Sticky Trap 10cm x 24cm - Yellow

Easistick Sticky Trap 10cm x 24cm - Yellow

£7.93 Ex VAT

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In stock Easistick Sticky Trap 10cm x 24cm - Blue

Easistick Sticky Trap 10cm x 24cm - Blue

£7.93 Ex VAT

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Caterpillars

Many species of Lepidoptera lay their eggs on commercial crops where their caterpillars can cause extensive damage. Currently, the primary biological control is the nematode, steinernema carpocapsae, while the predatory bug Macrolophus and lacewing larvae will both feed on moth eggs as well as young caterpillars. 

Pheremone traps can be used to monitor adult moth activity of a number of species. Lepinox Plus (Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies kurstaki) is a biopesticide spray with curative activity for caterpillar. 

In stock Exhibitline SC (Steinernema carpocapsae) Tray of 250million

Exhibitline SC (Steinernema carpocapsae) Tray of 250million

£84.42 Ex VAT

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Tricholine B (Trichogramma brassicae) Hanging Card of 200 x50 (10,000)

£10.22 Ex VAT

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Other IPM Options

The following product(s) are effective against caterpillars and are IPM compatible when used as instructed in the product manuals and technical notes available on our website.

In stock Lepinox Plus UK Biological Insecticide 1kg

Lepinox Plus UK Biological Insecticide 1kg

£61.00 Ex VAT

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Tuta absoluta

Tuta absoluta arrived in the UK in 2009, and by 2012 had caused serious losses for tomato growers. Tuta absoluta is a pest on aubergines, peppers and chillies and has a strong preference for tomatoes.

One female can lay up to 260 eggs in her lifetime, with eggs laid on the underside of leaves, once hatched the larvae penetrate the leaf surface, stems, and fruit to begin mining, the most damaging part of the Tuta absoluta’s lifecycle which has the potential to cause between 50-100% loss in yield. With a rapid lifecycle ranging between 24-38 days depending on environmental conditions.


In stock Isonet T Pheromone Dispensers 100

Isonet T Pheromone Dispensers 100

£85.70 Ex VAT

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Use plant protection products safely. Always read the label and product information before use.

Further product information including warning phrases and symbols are available at www.fargro.co.uk

Advice and support

If you require any technical advice or assistance, please call our Technical Team on 01903 256857