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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 IRAC FRUIT CROP MITES Life stage target seasonal timing residual control
Superior, stylet oils none All tree fruit crops ERM, RM egg/larvae Early (pre-bloom) 2 to 6 weeks
Lime-sulfur M2 Pome, stone RM motiles* Early (delayed dormant) 2 to 6 weeks
Dimilin 7C
RUP
Pear RM motiles* Early (pre-bloom) 2 to 6 weeks
Onager 10A Stone TSSM egg/larvae Mid (or threshold)** 6 to 8 weeks
Apollo 10A Pome, cherry, peach ERM egg/larvae Early **** 8 to 12 weeks
Apollo 10A Pome, cherry, peach TSSM egg/larvae Mid (or threshold)** 6 to 8 weeks
Agri-Mek, ABBA 6 Pome, stone ERM, RM motiles* Early **** 8 to 12 weeks
Agri-Mek 6 Pome, stone TSSM motiles* Mid (or threshold)** 6 to 8 weeks
Minecto Pro 6,28
RUP
Pome, stone ERM, RM motiles* Early **** 8 to 12 weeks
Minecto Pro 6,28
RUP
Pome, stone TSSM motiles* Mid (or threshold) 6 to 8 weeks
Agri-Flex 6,4A
RUP
Pome ERM, RM motiles* Early **** 8 to 12 weeks
Gladiator 6,3
RUP
Pome, stone ERM, RM motiles* Early **** 8 to 12 weeks
Gladiator 6,3
RUP
Pome, stone TSSM motiles* Mid (or threshold) 6 to 8 weeks
Zeal 10B Pome, stone ERM egg/larvae Early (or threshold) ** 8 to 10 weeks
Zeal 10B Pome, stone TSSM egg/larvae Mid (or threshold)** 6 to 8 weeks
Nexter 21A Pome, stone ERM, RM motiles* Mid (or threshold)** 6 to 8 weeks
Nexter 21A Pome, stone TSSM motiles* Mid (or threshold)** 6 to 8 weeks
Portal 21A Pome ERM, RM, TSSM motiles* Mid (or threshold)** 6 to 8 weeks
Nealta 25 Pome ERM, TSSM motiles* Mid (or threshold)** 6 to 8 weeks
Magister 21A,39 fung. Pome, stone TSSM eggs, motiles* Mid (or threshold)** 6 to 8 weeks
Kanemite 20B Pome ERM, TSSM motiles* Mid (or threshold)** 6 to 8 weeks
Acramite, Banter none Pome, peach, plum ERM, TSSM motiles* Mid (or threshold)** 6 to 8 weeks
Danitol 3
RUP
Pome ERM, TSSM motiles* Mid (or threshold)** 4 to 6 weeks
Brigade 3A
RUP
Pear ERM, TSSM motiles* Mid (or threshold)** 4 to 6 weeks
Vendex 12B Pome, stone ERM, TSSM motiles* Mid (or threshold)** 4 to 6 weeks
Sulforix none 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.
RUP Restricted Use Pesticide