Aphidius 500

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Price: £19.95

APHIDIUS 500 contains mummies and adults of the parasitic wasp; Aphidius colemani. This tiny parasitoid parasitises several species of aphids including;Melon or cotton aphid [ Aphis gossypii ] , Peach potato aphid [Myzus persicae]  and tobaco aphid [Myzus nicotianae ]. The female Aphidius parasitise aphids by injecting their egg inside them. This eventualy kills the aphid and turns the aphid into a mummy,  which goes brown. A new Aphidius will then chew a hole out of the aphid mummy releasing them into the surrounding area to look for and attack more aphids.

APHIDIUS is most effective when used against low numbers of aphids, if there are large numbers of aphids present, it maybe required to introduce weekly for a number of weeks and/or introduce some aphid predators such as the predatory midge; Aphidoletes aphidimyza or Lacwing larvae [Chrysoperla carnea ]. Banker plant systems can also be used to establish Aphidius early on cereal aphids.

Application:

  • Remove the lid of the vial/bottle in the area where the aphids are present
  • Gently tap the bottle to release hatched adults
  • Hang or place the vial/bottle next or on infested plants to enable the aphidius mummies to hatch from the bottle . Leave in place for 3-4 days.
  • Use as soon as possible after receipt. Before use keep in dark at 6-8.c.

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