Whitefly killer programme

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Price: £24.95

Glasshouse whitefly can be a serious pest of tomatoes, cucumbers and many glasshouse grown plants. Over the years this pest has developed resistance to many chemical pesticides, this combined with a reduction in the amount of pesticides available to gardeners makes whitefly difficult to control. There is a natural solution if you opt for biological control using; Encarsia formosa. This tiny parasitic wasp controls whitefly by injecting its egg into the whitefly pupae. This is killed and in its a place a new Encarsia formosa forms , which hatches to seek out more whitefly.    

The Whitefly programme is designed to improve the effectiveness of using Encarsia formosa. To be effective more than one introduction  of Encarsia formosa is required to contain whitefly infestations. For this reason we have developed a programme of three deliveries. Each delivery contains 10 cards, with  60 Encarsia formosa on each card. Three weekly deliveries are sent to quickly build up Encarsia population levels.

Some important points to remember when using the Bio control Whitefly programme;

  • Ensure that temperatures average at least 17C to get activity from the Encarsia
  • Hang the cards evenly throughout plants, not in direct sunlight. Place multiple cards on infested plants.
  • Do not spray systemic insecticides before or during use of the Whitefly control programme.
  • If using with Tomatoes, leave lower removed leaves on the floor, this enables parasitised whitefly pupae to still  release Encarsia in the glasshouse.
  • Encarsia formosa will hatch from the cards within 2-3 days , so old cards can be removed after this time.
  • It may be required to top up the programme with heavy whitefly infestations.



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