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CottonCAP®

A Insecticide Free Solution for Silverleaf Whitefly

CottonCAP® is a new and innovative way to control silverleaf whitefly populations in cotton. A unique capsule containment system made entirely from compostable and biodegradable material houses a population of beneficial insects (Eretomocerus hayati) that are proven to suppress silverleaf whitefly populations.

Benefits of CottonCAP®

Careful monitoring for silverleaf whitefly close to first flower will often reveal adults and nymphs on the underside of leaves. For best results apply CottonCAP® capsules at this early stage in the infestation cycle, prior to heavier whitefly egg lays and nymph clusters.

Natural, season-long control and suppression of silverleaf whitefly populations

Chemical free crop protection

Assist in managing insecticide resistant silverleaf whitefly populations

No adverse effects on other beneficial insect species or pollinators

Light aircraft delivery system for fast, precise placement in-crop

Protective capsule promotes high survivability and establishment of beneficial parasitoid population

Compostable capsule made from natural and renewable resources

How CottonCAP® works

Careful monitoring for silverleaf whitefly close to first flower will often reveal adults and nymphs on the underside of leaves. For best results apply CottonCAP® capsules at this early stage in the infestation cycle, prior to heavier whitefly egg lays and nymph clusters.

Capsules filled with parasitic wasp larvae are delivered by aircraft to cotton fields

Capsules protect parasitic wasps during application and emergence over 5 days

Capsules provide a convenient, safe and productive environment for mating

Each capsule contains a population of 500 parasitic Eretmocerus hayati wasps equally split between males and females used for silverleaf whitefly suppression

CottonCAP® beneficial parasitoids are a dynamic, mobile and regenerative form of silverleaf whitefly control that can adapt to shifting pest populations in a crop.

Information at a Glance

Our capsules are compostable

Designed and manufactured in Australia

Applied using light aircraft