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Leafminer Control

A leafminer fly is a two-wing insect. There are three common species of leafminer flies. The leafminer fly causes suction damage in the leaf. The female leafminer fly also drills into the upper leaf to place eggs. Royal Brinkman offers a wide range of leafminer control products.
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What is a leafminer

Leafminer damage, if it's not treated and controlled, can cause serious damage to a citrus or other plants. Leafminer is a very small, light-colored moth. The wings and body are white with a distinct black spot on each wing tip. The larval stage can only be found inside mines of citrus leaves and other related plants. 

How to get rid of the leafminer

The most common method to get rid of the leafminer and to kill the leafminer is to spray general pesticide on the infected plants. You need to spray at the right time, otherwise the pesticide will not reach the leaf miner larva and will not kill the leaf miner flies. So make sure you don't spray too early or too late. While pesticide is the most common form of control methods for leaf miner, it's not the most effective. Biological leafminer control is a good option. Below you are able to read which option is best for you. 

Types of leafminer fly

The most common species of leafminer fly are the Floridamine leafminer fly (Liriomyza trifolii), the Leafminer fly (Liriomyza huidobrensis) and the Tomato leafminer fly (Liriomyza bryoniae). All three leafminer flies occur in different crops. Our specialists will explain how to signal a leafminer fly. The leafminer fly can be controlled by biological and chemical pesticides.

Biological leafminer control

How to get rid of leaf miner flies? By using signal rollers and plates, the pest can be detected at an early stage. The leafminer fly can be controlled biologically with the parasitic wasp. The parasitic wasp is the natural enemy of the leafminer fly. There are two parasitic wasps that can be used for biological leafminer control. Ask our specialist which parasitic wasps can be used for biological leafminer control.

Chemical leafminer control

For the chemical  control several means are allowed. For an overview of all the permitted agents for your crop that control the leafminer fly, you can use the Spray Advice Guide. Consult with a crop protection specialist about the best way to use the pesticide.
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