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APHIcontrol

APHIcontrol

DESCRIPTION OF THE PRODUCT

  • Bottle with mummies from wich 1.000 adults will emerge

Aphidius colemani is used to control Aphis gossypii and Myzus persicae, and also Rhopalosiphum padi –used in banker plants as PLANTAcontrol -. A. colemani is a parasitic wasp from family Braconidae. It parasitizes the aphids in the crop. Once the wasp finds the host, it lays its eggs inside the aphid. The adult of A. colemani parasitizes about 300 aphids.

RECOMMENDED DOSE

Release 1-2 ind/m2, introducing 0’25 ind/m2 weekly using the banker plants (PLANTAcontrol). Once found the hot spots of aphids, release 0’5-1 ind/m2.

CROPS

It can be used in protected horticultural crops, ornamental and open field crops where Myzus persicae and Aphis gossypii occur.

USE

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

PRESERVATION

Keep the bottle horizontally and at a temperature of 8-10ºC. Do not break the cold chain in all the transport and storage process. Do not store the product after 48 hours of receipt, and never expose it to sunlight or pesticides.