MITEKILL (Propargite 57% EC)
Mites, like insects, play an important role in agricultural production. The role may be a negative one, so far as production is concerned, in that several species infest crops and agricultural produce, and many bring about serious deterioration and consequent losses. Some of the mites are known to be vectors of certain virus diseases of plants. On the other hand, there are certain species which act as parasites and predators of injurious insects and mites, and which indirectly help to prevent losses that might otherwise be caused by different insect and mite pests of crops.
MITE-PESTS OF DIFFERENT CROPS :
No crop is free from the attack of one or more species of plant feeding mites. However, several of these mites may
often be innocuous and cause no damage to their host plants. A species which was previously of no economic importance may, under favourable conditions, assume a pest status on its host crop. Instances are not lacking where species which were previously unknown as pests have developed into pests and have done considerable damage to the crops concerned. In the following few pages only those species that are known to appear as pests commonly on different crops are included.
A Graminaceous Crops:
Wheat, barley, oats, maize, sorghum and other graminaceous crops are known to be generally free from heavy attack of mites. However, there are several records of sporadic and heavy attack of sorghum (Jowar) and to a lesser extent sugarcane in India by the spider mite. The infested leaves show reddish patches where mites colonies and in cases of heavy infestation, the entire leaf blade turns red and withers, and thus if the mite attack is in the earlier stages of the crop the damage done may be quite heavy, seriously reducing the yield. This species can thrive on many other graminaceous and other plants.
B Fruit Crops:
Almost every fruit crop is subject to the attack of one or more species of mites. Some species often become serious pests of their host crops, and amongst them spider mites are the most common. Citrus crop is attacked by several species of mites in the different regions of its distribution. The citrus red mite Panonychus citri is known to be a serious pest of citrus plant and most destructive of all pests of this crop in Florida, California and Gulf States. It is known to occur in India as a pest of citrus . The infested leaves are speckled with whitish spots, later turn silvery or brown and drop prematurely. Fruits are also attacked, and these turn grey or yellow.
C Vegetable Crops and Ornamental:
Most of the vegetable crops and the different kinds of ornamental plants are subjected to . the attack, sometime or
other, of the two most common spider mites, the common red spider, Tetranychus telarius (Linn.) and Tetranychus equatorius . Both species are extremely polyphagous and occur on a large number of plants which includes common vegetable and ornamental plants like brinjal, tomato, rose, jasmine, gourds, etc. T. telarius is the most widely distributed and highly destructive red spider in the Western States of America. The result of injury is at first yellowing and then dropping of leaves, scarring of fruits and complete killing of plants. T. equatorius is also a common spider mite and often occurs together with the above species. The injury to leaves may result in the prevention of formation of flowers and fruits.
HPM Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd. has dependably remained between the potential harms and harvests, while sparing the horticultural business to an awesome yield. We are constantly anxious to propose brilliant arrangements that can be incorporated with the utilization of natural products and spare the harvests. Formula solutions and organics can simply exist together, in the event that they are utilized accurately where the need is. Our products, if utilized as a part of prescribed measurements, have ended up being the best answers for edit harm and other normal damages.
HPM’s MITEKILL (Propargite 57% EC):
MiteKill is a true miticide (Acaricide) of sulfite ester group, which gives effective control of mites through its contact and fumigant action. It is registered in 72 countries for the control of 36 species of mites. It is also effective against those mites which gained resistance against other miticides. It lives immediate protection to crops, because feeding activity of mites ceases immediately after its application. It is suitable for Integrated Pest Management.