Julian Ives M.D.

Julian has worked in horticulture since his career started as a trainee gardener at the RHS Harlow Carr gardens in Harrogate. He studied commercial horticulture at Writtle Agricultural College before joining a horticultural sundries company as a technical sales representative.

After gaining a valuable insight into the supply needs of commercial growers, Julian left to join the pioneering biological control company; Koppert Biological systems. For over ten years he advised growers on the use of beneficial insects (natural enemies of plant pests such as parasitic wasps and predatory mites) and pollinators before moving into management of the UK branch of Koppert.
 

                                                                                
Julian then decided to take his knowledge of biological control into the consumer sector, co-founding Just Green, a mail order company supplying natural pest control products before moving on to form Julian Ives Consultancy and now Dragonfli Ltd. .

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Last chance to treat Leatherjacket larvae

This short, fat leatherjacket  larvae does a lot of damage to lawns from August through to the end of October. The recent warm weather does enable later applications but should not be delayed to long now.

Once you have evidence of this grub under your grass, it is time to apply nematodes.

Available in many sizes -  100m2, 500m2 , these nematodes will seek out and destroy Leatherjacket larvae within 14 days of use. Can be applied by watering can or hose end nozzle.

This is a natural solution for leatherjackets in lawns. Leatherjackets are the larvae of crane flies, otherwise known as Daddy-long-Legs. The majority of the eggs are laid late summer and develop into Leatherjacket larvae in the late summer- early autumn.

Stop these horrible pests ruining your lawn by using a biological control.

 

 

Red Mite Season

The warmer temperatures are perfect for Red Mite ( Chicken Mite) to increase in numbers.

ANDROLIS is the name of the product for controlling red mite and northern fowl mite on all birds.

It contains predatory mites that feed on red mite. They kill all stages of the parasites from egg to adult.

Red bird mite [ Dermanyssus gallinae ] causes significant stress to infected birds and anemia, which  sometimes leads to death. Birds show signs of nervousness and even cannibalism.

Chickens/ hens  and other birds infected with Red Mite also see a drop in egg laying.

ANDROLIS is easy to use and is 100% safe to the birds, the environment and humans.

Androlis is available in 4 sizes     M, L, XLXXL

 

 

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