Pepper

Biocontrol and Integrated Crop Management products for your pepper crop

Biocontrols For Your Pepper Crop

The most common pests that affect greenhouse bell pepper crops are thrips and aphids but also spider mites, broad mites (begonia mites), Loopers/Catepillars and whitefly can also establish well. The use of BCA’s is an excellent resistance management tool and can be used very successfully right from the start. BCA’s are excellent in preventing pest populations from getting established when they are released early in the crop cycle, ideally already during propagation.

Pest Name

Scientific Name

Suitable Products

Thrips: Western Flower Thrips, Chili Thrips and other species

Frankliniella
occidentalis and Scirtothrips
dorsalis

Aphids (small spp), Green Peach,
Black Melon, Tobacco Aphid

Aphis gossypii, Myzus persicae, Myzus
nicotianae

Aphids (larger spp)
Potato Aphid, Foxglove Aphid

Macrosiphum
euphorbiae, Aulacorthum solani

Two-spotted spider mites

Tetranychus urticae

Broad mites

Polyphagotarsonemus latus

Caterpillars/loopers

Trichoplusia nii and other species

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Whitefly, Sweet Potato or Greenhouse

Trialeurodes vaporariorum and or
Bemisia tabaci

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

Bradysia spp. &
Scatella spp.

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