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Miticides for tree fruit

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Jon Clements

Adapted from John Wise et al, Michigan State University, https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/miticides_options_for_controlling_mites_in_fruit. Updated April, 2019.

COMPOUND FRUIT CROP MITES Life stage target seasonal timing residual control
Superior, stylet oils All tree fruit crops ERM, RM egg/larvae Early (pre-bloom) 2 to 6 weeks
Lime-sulfur Pome, stone RM motiles* Early (delayed dormant) 2 to 6 weeks
Dimilin Pear RM motiles* Early (pre-bloom) 2 to 6 weeks
Savey Pome. stone ERM egg/larvae Early*** 8 to 12 weeks
Savey Pome, stone TSSM egg/larvae Mid (or threshold)** 6 to 8 weeks
Onager Stone TSSM egg/larvae Mid (or threshold)** 6 to 8 weeks
Apollo Pome, cherry, peach ERM egg/larvae Early **** 8 to 12 weeks
Apollo Pome, cherry, peach TSSM egg/larvae Mid (or threshold)** 6 to 8 weeks
Agri-Mek, ABBA Pome, stone ERM, RM motiles* Early **** 8 to 12 weeks
Agri-Mek Pome, stone TSSM motiles* Mid (or threshold)** 6 to 8 weeks
Minecto Pro Pome, stone ERM, RM motiles* Early **** 8 to 12 weeks
Minecto Pro Pome, stone TSSM motiles* Mid (or threshold) 6 to 8 weeks
Agri-Flex Pome ERM, RM motiles* Early **** 8 to 12 weeks
Gladiator Pome, stone ERM, RM motiles* Early **** 8 to 12 weeks
Gladiator Pome, stone TSSM motiles* Mid (or threshold) 6 to 8 weeks
Zeal Pome, stone ERM egg/larvae Early (or threshold) ** 8 to 10 weeks
Zeal Pome, stone TSSM egg/larvae Mid (or threshold)** 6 to 8 weeks
Envidor Pome, plum ERM egg, motiles Early (or threshold)** 8 to 10 weeks
Envidor Stone fruit TSSM Egg, motiles Mid (or threshold)** 6 to 8 weeks
Nexter Pome, stone ERM, RM motiles* Mid (or threshold)** 6 to 8 weeks
Nexter Pome, stone TSSM motiles* Mid (or threshold)** 6 to 8 weeks
Portal Pome ERM, RM, TSSM motiles* Mid (or threshold)** 6 to 8 weeks
Nealta Pome ERM, TSSM motiles* Mid (or threshold)** 6 to 8 weeks
Magister Pome, stone TSSM eggs, motiles* Mid (or threshold)** 6 to 8 weeks
Kanemite Pome ERM, TSSM motiles* Mid (or threshold)** 6 to 8 weeks
Acramite, Banter Pome, peach, plum ERM, TSSM motiles* Mid (or threshold)** 6 to 8 weeks
Danitol Pome ERM, TSSM motiles* Mid (or threshold)** 4 to 6 weeks
Brigade Pear ERM, TSSM motiles* Mid (or threshold)** 4 to 6 weeks
Vendex Pome, stone ERM, TSSM motiles* Mid (or threshold)** 4 to 6 weeks
Sulforix Pear RM motiles (include pear blister mite) Late (post-harvest) 2 to 6 weeks

* Motile forms include mite larvae, nymph and adult stages.
** Optimally used petal fall through August when mites reach threshold.
*** Optimally used pre-bloom through first cover.
**** Optimally used petal fall through second cover.