On the Grow Shop Piensa En Verde, we are fans of ecology, so put special attention to the Biological struggle. This treatment plants, is to seek natural predators of pests.
Therefore we offer 50 million Steinernema feltiae, a nematode larvae actively seek sciarid (esciárid fly, or mulch fly). Those penetrate through anal holes, perforate the intestinal wall of the larva and cause the death of the larva. The nematodes reproduce in larvae until those disintegrate.
We can act against:
Fly larvae mulching Sciaridae (soil application)
Thrips larvae (foliar application)
Thrips pupae (soil application)
Larvae vine weevil (soil application)
Preparation of the solution
Enter the contents of the package into a bucket with 5 liters of water (15-20 ° C).
Stir well and let stand for 20-30 seconds.
Stir again and transfer the contents to the spray tank.
Fill with the required amount of water.
Spray immediately after preparation.
Use the entire package at once, since the distribution of the nematodes in the package is not homogeneous.
Application and dosage
To prevent clogging, should remove all filters.
Using a maximum pressure of 12 bar on the sprayer.
The spray nozzle must have a minimum opening of ½ mm (500 microns).
Stir continuously to prevent the nematodes to settle to the bottom of the tank.
Application to soil
Dosage of 0.5 million nematodes per sqm.
The amount to be sprayed depends on the application.
Water the crop before and after application.
Sprayed uniformly over the surface.
During the two weeks after application, soil should be kept moist.
Use nematode 0,250,000 m² dissolved in 0.125 liters of spray solution (= 1250 l / ha).
The use of a diluent improves performance.
Spray evenly growing with ENTONEM solution.
Repeat every week for as long as is necessary.
Soil temperature between 14-33 ° C
Nematodes are very sensitive to ultraviolet light (UV): Do not use in direct sunlight
To limit the influence of ultraviolet light and nematodes have maximum moisture, foliar application should be done at night.
Storage and packaging
Shelf life: see date indicated on the package.
Storage Temperature: 2-6 ° C.
Protected from light.
Larvae (third stage): 0.9 mm size.
Other stages: develop inside the host.
Mode of action
After application, the nematodes seek out itsr prey and penetrate inside. Nematodes feed on the contents of the host by secreting specific bacteria from digestive tract. These bacteria convert host tissues into products which easily assimilate nematodes. Larvae die within a few days.
Infected insects take on a color between yellow and brown (light) and become viscous, so they are difficult to observe on the ground.
The moisture content of the soil should be raised with a sprinkler, irrigation, knapsack sprayer or motorized.
It can treat cannabis plants, cucumber, pepper, tomato, ornamental.