Optiroll Yellow

As insects are living organisms they are very susceptible to slight environmental changes and control strategies that work in one greenhouse may not work so well in another. In collaboration with various growers in different climates and industries, Russell IPM has developed 3 core products in the Optiroll range that are each suited to the array of environments most commonly found to host whitefly and aphid species.

To find out which product is suitable for your farm, please contact us.

Aphids and Whitefly are capable of causing severe damage to a range of crops. To combat this economically important pest Russell IPM have developed three key products that utilise a scientifically optimised yellow wavelength. Find out more below.

Chemical Control

Due to the possibility of insecticide resistance and the fact that many insecticides are not certified for use inside glasshouses, chemical control methods are not recommended for whitefly control. Furthermore, pesticides can hinder biological control methods and leave unwanted residues on produce.

Biological Control

Since the emergence of insecticide-resistant whitefly, biological control methods such as mass trapping in conjunction with predatory mites has proven to be an excellent integrated pest management programme that achieves a good level of control. Each glasshouse has a diverse range of crops, microclimates and other ecological conditions that result in a unique ecosystem. As insects are living organisms they are very susceptible to slight environmental changes and so control strategies that work in one greenhouse may not work so well in another. In collaboration with various growers in different climates and industries, Russell IPM has developed 3 core products in the Optiroll range that are each suited to the array of environments most commonly found to host whitefly species.

Optiroll Yellow

Russell IPM’s R&D team conducted trials to determine the most attractive wavelength and density of colour for Whitefly capture. Trialeurodes vaporariorum were found to be most attracted to traps made of ‘Yellow 1’. The whitefly were not particularly attracted to other colours such as blue. Russell IPM now incorporate this particular yellow colour in each of its Optiroll products to ensure maximum trap catch against whitefly. For more information on each Optiroll product and its equivalent greenhouse environment, please call +44 (0)1244 281 333 or email info@russellipm.com

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