Carrot Root Fly Killer

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Price: £11.00

Carrot root fly larvae cause extensive damage to carrots. The larvae burrow into carrots and disfigure carrots. Adult carrot root fly emerge from pupae in the soil from April and then lay fresh eggs that develop into more harmful carrot root fly larvae. There are several generations a year of Carrot root fly larvae. Adult carrot roof fly also search for new crops of carrots to lay eggs next to. Carrot root fly traps can be used to detect Carrot root fly adult activity and help reduce egg laying.

For control of Carrot root fly larvae,  nematodes can be watered into soil and raised beds. The nematodes find and enter the carrot root fly larvae releasing a bacteria that kills the carrot root fly larvae. The nematodes then use the body of the larvae to reproduce in, releasing more nematodes into the surrounding area.  Carrot root fly nematodes will stay active in the soil for about 3-4 weeks , so may need re-applying for any fresh infestations of carrot root fly.

Carrot Root Fly Killer nematodes are watered into the soil/ raised beds. Avoid applying on a sunny day , as nematodes UV sensitive and apply the nematodes to moist soil and keep the soil moist after application. This enables the nematodes to move in the soil to find the carrot root fly larvae.

Carrot Root Fly Killer :

  • Provides safe, natural and biological pest control of carrot roof fly larvae
  • Treats an area up to 20 square metres
  • Chemical free control
  • Carrot root fly larvae cannot become resistant to nematodes

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