Description: Entomopathogenic nematodes Steinernema carpocapsae
Best Used: preventative/curative of the larvae of:
- Lepidoptera (Caterpillars): Tomato Leaf Miner, Armyworms, Cotton Bollworm, Corn Earworm, Tomato Looper, Cutworms, Silvery Moth, European Pepper Moth, Box Tree Moth, and Cranberry Girdler
- the families of Noctuidae, Pyralidae, Tipulidae (Crane Flies)
- the Great Pine Weevil (Hylobius abietis) and Capnodis tenebrionis
- Coleoptera (beetles)
- Orthopthera (e.g. mole crickets).
Works by: the nematodes will enter the pest larvae and release symbiotic bacteria into the body cavity. This bacteria converts the larval tissue into a food source, on which the nematodes feed, develop and reproduce. The host pest dies within a few hours to days after infection.
Suggested Application Rate: 250,000-500,000/m2, depending on pest pressure and crop type.
Packaging: One box with one bag containing 50 million nematodes (third stage) in gel.
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