Cucumber

Biocontrol products cucumber crop

Biocontrols For Your Cucumber Crop

The most common pests that affect greenhouse cucumber crops are thrips, two spotted spidermites, whiteflies and black melon aphids. Other pest problems that occur are Loopers/Catepillars, lygus and cucumber beetles. BCA’s are excellent in preventing pest populations from getting established when they are released early in the crop cycle, ideally during propagation.

Pest Name

Scientific Name

Suitable Products

Thrips: Western Flower Thrips, Chili Thrips and other species

Frankliniella
occidentalis and Scirtothrips
dorsalis

Two-spotted spider mites

Tetranychus urticea

Whitefly, Sweet
Potato or
Greenhouse

Trialeurodes
vaporariorum and or
Bemisia tabaci

Aphids Black Melon

Aphis gossypii

Caterpillars/loopers

Trichoplusia ni and
other species

Fungus gnats & Shore flies in cucumber
crops grown in organic or soil media

Bradysia spp &
Scatella spp.

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