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APHELIcontrol

APHELIcontrol

DESCRIPTION OF THE PRODUCT

  • Bottle with mummies from which 250 adults will emerge.

Aphelinus abdominalis is a parasitic wasp from family Aphelinidae. It is especially recommended to control Macrosiphum euphorbiae and Aulacorthum solani. A. abdominalis is also capable of parasitizing other aphids like Aphys gossypii and Myzus persicae. It can parasitize 5-10 aphids/day throughout 8 weeks. Adults of A. abdominalis feed on aphids, even on non-parasitized species.

RECOMMENDED DOSE

Consult an Agrobío field advisor for the recommended dose.

Dosage can vary according to preventive dose, medium curative or high curative, depending on the crop and the level of infestation of the pest.

CROPS

Although A. abdominalis parasitizes different aphid species, it is commonly used to control green aphids on tomato plants (Macrosiphum euphorbiae) and foxglove aphid (Aulacorthum solani). It is used mainly in greenhouse crops like pepper, tomato, eggplant, bean, gerbera, rose, chrysanthemum, etc 

USE

Before opening the bottle, set it horizontally and rotate it to mix the content. Release in aphid hot spots or in small  boxes all over the crop, early in the morning or at sunset.

PRESERVATION

Keep the box or bottle horizontally and at a temperature of 8-10 ºC. Do not break the cold chain in all the transport and storage process. Do not store the product after 48 hours of receipt.