Tiny Troubles, Big Solutions: Tackling Mites and Other Insects Head-On

Are mites and other insects a persistent challenge in your greenhouse operation? Try ClearLeaf™ Insecticide/Miticide, an innovative solution from Central Life Sciences. It not only tackles a variety of mite species and other listed insects but also prioritizes resistance management, providing a reliable and comprehensive defense for your plants and your profits.

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Rodney Morrow, Regional Sales Manager, to gain insights into the impact ClearLeaf™ Insecticide/Miticide is making. Morrow stated, " ClearLeaf™ Insecticide is going to revolutionize the way we deal with mites in our nurseries and greenhouses. Mite control is a challenging task because there are various types of mites, and there are products that are formulated only for mite control. However, ClearLeaf Insecticide is a game-changer as its formulation includes dual modes of action and a synergist, Piperonyl Butoxide.”

Comprehensive Protection Against Mite and Other Listed Insect Species:

ClearLeaf™ Insecticide/Miticide goes beyond targeting common mite species like spider mites. It provides broad spectrum control against a range of labeled problem-causing culprits, including:

  • European Red Mites
  • Two-spotted Spider Mites
  • Carmine Spider Mites
  • Southern Red Mites
  • Spruce Spider Mites
  • Tarsonemid Mites (Cyclamen and Broad Mites)
  • Eriophyid Mites (Rust and Bud Mites)

ClearLeaf™ Insecticide/Miticide is also designed to control a number of other harmful listed insects, including Mealybugs, Leaf Feeding Caterpillars (Tent, Orlando, Gypsy Moth, Bagworm and Canker Worm), Crickets, Ticks (Brown Dog Ticks, American Dog Ticks, Lone Star Ticks and Deer Ticks), Armyworms, Cutworms, Springtails (Collembola), Adelgids, Mosquitoes, Earwigs, Lygus Plant Bugs, Beetles (Flea, Cucumber, and Elm Leaf), Leafhoppers, Weevils (Strawberry Root, Obscure Root, and Blackvine Root), Psyllids, Millipedes, Silverfish, Firebrats, Cinch Bugs, Asian Lady Beetles, Sowbugs, Glassy-Wing Sharpshooters, Stink Bugs, and other listed insects.

The ClearLeaf™ Insecticide/Miticide Difference:

  • Three Active Ingredients: Tau-fluvalinate; Abamectin; Piperonyl Butoxide
    • Abamectin targets a wide variety of insects and mites
    • Tau-fluvalinate is a broad-spectrum control insecticide
    • Piperonyl Butoxide helps eliminate insect resistance issues
    • Offers Two Modes of Action (3A & 6) Plus a Synergist
  • Helps operations to protect profits with big performance impact right up front and minimizes the amount of spraying and tank mixing.
  • For commercial use for insect and mite control in greenhouses and lathe/shade houses.
  • Applications to outdoor areas on and around field grown trees, ornamentals, foliage cuttings, bedding plants, flowers, and woody and herbaceous ornamentals.
  • Insecticide offers flexibility in application methods, allowing for use with ground equipment sprayers, hand-held sprayers, power sprayers, foggers, or ULV applicators.
  • Can be used as part of a tank mix with insecticides from different groups such as Enstar® AQ Insect Growth Regulator, which limits replacement populations and any resistance challenges to the adult populations.

Best Practices for Optimal Results:

For optimal results, ClearLeaf™ Insecticide/Miticide works primarily through contact action, emphasizing the importance of good spray coverage. It is recommended to treat when pests are in their immature or susceptible stage, before significant plant damage occurs. ClearLeaf™ Insecticide/Miticide can also be seamlessly integrated into a tank mix for enhanced efficacy.

Mites and other insects can wreak havoc on your greenhouse operations, depleting essential nutrients from your plants and eroding potential profits. The battle against these tiny insects requires a targeted and comprehensive approach. ClearLeaf™ Insecticide/Miticide is a revolutionary product designed to specifically target a large species of mites and other listed insects. With ClearLeaf™ Insecticide/Miticide, growers can achieve control and resistance management in an operations fight against troublesome insects.