Spiridor 240 SC is a contact acaricide with translaminar movement and good residual action for control of a range of mites on citrus crops.
Spiridor 240 SC is a miticide
containing spirodiclofen, a ketoenol tetramic acid, as active ingredient for
control of spider mites in citrus, other fruit trees and vines. It is highly effective against all
developmental stages of mites, including eggs, nymphs and adults.
Spiridor 240 SC provides good initial
and excellent residual activity against target
mites. It is effective as either a preventive or threshold treatment
allowing for maximum flexibility in application timing. It has low activity
against important benefiial insects deployed in citrus.
Spiridor 240 SC is a suspension concentrate containing 240 g/litre
spirodiclofen active ingredient.
Spectrum of activity
Spiridor 240 SC controls all stages of spider mites on citrus, such as Panonychus citri and rust mite (Phyllocoptruta spp.). Spiridor 240 SC should control mites resistant to other conventional acaricides.
Spiridor 240 SC is a specific acaricide, and at
recommended rates has generally low effect on beneficial insects, although it
is toxic to bees and treatment should be avoided when bees are present. It is compatible
with integrated pest management (IPM) programs.
Mode of action
Spiridor 240 SC acaricide has
predominantly contact action and good residuality. It is not systemic but is
Spirodiclofen interrupts lipid biosynthesis,
physiology and metabolism and causes cessation of growth, and inability of
mites to moult and to oviposit, so that eggs fail to hatch.