Yates Success Ultra

Episode: 5
Title: Yates Success Ultra
Broadcast: 3rd October 2015
Presenter: Nigel Ruck

Homegrown fruit and veggies are always the best. However, you have to keep an eye on the pests and that includes the Western Flower Thrip. It’s a cheeky bugger that’s got chins wagging on the Yates website and for good reason, as it damages a range of ornamental and edible plants including apples, pears, peaches, berries, pumpkins, zucchinis, squashes, broccoli, cabbage, kale, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, onions, alfalfa, clover, peas, beans, lentils, soybeans, peanuts, spinach, lettuce, bok choy to name some.

  • The Western Flower Thrip scrapes the surface of the leaves and petals, and sucks the sap, leaving a white mottled appearance on leaves. Other symptoms are browning on petals and fruit, and flower drop.
  • If left unchecked, the leaves, new shoots and flowers will become deformed and stunted. Wilting and browning can also occur.
  • Thrips lay eggs inside plant tissue and the pupae feed on plant juices. Thrips also lay eggs in unopened buds making it difficult to control the insect. Thrips also spread plant viruses; for example tomato thrips and western flower thrips spread the tomato spotted wilt virus.
  • Don’t panic because help is at hand with Yates Success Ultra as its low toxic formulation is perfect for your edibles.
  • It contains spinetoram, the latest generation insect control derived from beneficial soil bacteria. Spinetoram has translaminar movement, which means it moves into the leaf making the solution resistant to rain and sunlight six hours after application
  • For more tips and advice, head to the Yates website which now has a Live Chat function manned by horticulturalists from 8.30am – 4.30pm AEST weekdays.

Yates’ Success Ultra: Contact - 1300 369 074
Website - http://www.yates.com.au/products/pest-control/insects-concentrates/yates-success-ultra-insect-control/