Life Cycles Expert Centre

Life Cycles Explained

Understanding the life cycle of particular pests or diseases can help you in the fight against them. Timing applications according to their growth stage to ensure maximium elemination is vital to protect your crop. We have developed a series of life cycles and here we explain them in a little more detail to help you understand how to get the most from your crop protection applications.

Life cycles can vary significantly depending on whether they are indoor or outdoor, as well as the temperature and humiditiy. If you would like further information on any of these life cycles, don't hesitate to get in touch. 


Botrytis develops in a wide range of weather conditions and on almost all crops

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Downy Mildew

These fungus types like freely available water to germinate the spores and are capable of destroying a crop in a few days

Powdery Mildew

The mycelium of powdery mildew on the leaf looks like a dry white powder


Many different species have the same output - crop destruction


A chewing insect causes destruction to leaves and petals and damages crop value

Root-Knot Nematode

A pest that lives in the soil but causes damage above ground

Spider Mites

The spider mite will suck on the plant creating yellow dots and high infestation can weaken the plant


To prevent a crop developing resistance it is important that you alternate between the different active ingredients


Another tiny pest that can cause significant damage in greenhouses and outdoors