Optiroll Yellow Range

Colour optimised sticky roller trap for whitefly and aphid control

Aphids and Whitefly are economically important pests that cause significant damage to a range of greenhouse crops every year. In the fight to biorationally control these pests, Russell IPM have developed three key products that utilise a scientifically optimised yellow wavelength proven to enhance catch and provide safe, simple and residue-free control.

Optiroll Yellow, Optiroll Super yellow and Optiroll Thrips+ Yellow are used routinely in:

  • vegetable crops, such as tomato and pepper
  • soft fruit crops, such as strawberry and raspberry
  • ornamental crops, such as chrysanthemum and rose
  • hardy nursery stock and propagation crops

Optiroll Yellow roller traps attract a wide spectrum of small flying pests such as whitefly, aphids, thrips, fungus gnats, fruit flies and leaf miner flies. Optiroll yellow has been scientifically selected to maximise the trap catch of whitefly species, including the glasshouse whitefly, Trialeurodes vaporariorum. Insects are drawn to the Optiroll’s yellow colour and stick to its adhesive surface.  Detecting invasions early and precision monitoring of populations are crucial parts of integrated pest management (IPM) programmes.

Optiroll Super Yellow has additional black patterns that increase the attraction and trap catch of some dipteran species (flies).

Optiroll Super Plus Yellow has an encapsulated formulation of the western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis, aggregation pheromone incorporated into the glue layer of the trap.  The pheromone approximately doubles the trap catch of western flower thrips.  These traps are a good choice when you want to maximise the catch of both whiteflies and thrips on the same trap.

Apply the traps from planting for best effect. Hang the roller traps between greenhouse posts throughout the crop with extra traps around entrances. The best application height will vary according to the target pest(s) and crop(s). Optiroll is safe to use with bumblebee or honeybee pollination and with the release of natural enemies where biological control programmes are used. Optiroll yellow traps are effective monitoring tools on their own, and are also suitable for mass trapping and as part of a wider pest management programme.

Contact us to find out more. Always read the label and product information before use. Use all bio-products safely.