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Bio Barley Banker Plant

SKU: TL06608000

The potted barley plant (Triticum aestivum) comes infested with the cherry oat aphid (Rhopalosiphum padi), a monocot aphid that will not target dicot plants. Early introduction of this system allows for preventative population establishment of aphid predators and parasitoids, eliminating any delay between detecting aphids in the crop and implementing the control. This is a huge advantage given the rapid reproductive rate of aphids. As beneficial insect populations increase, they will spread through the crop in search of more aphids. As long as aphids are present in the banker plant it will provide the habitat and prey for predators and parasitoids, so occasionally new banker plants may need to be introduced to maintain a preventative level of control throughout the growing season.

  • About Biologicals

    Terralink offers a wide variety of biological pest controls. We purchase biological control agents produced by some of the largest, most respected and innovative insectaries world-wide.

  • Why Use Biologicals?

    One of the primary benefits of using beneficial insect release is that the process avoids chemical pest control methods such as pesticides. While pesticides are effective at controlling and eliminating pests, some plants and beneficial insects like bees can be affected negatively. Beneficial insects are a natural, organic, and environmentally sustainable way to control pests.

  • How to order

    TerraLink orders beneficials every Tuesday morning for delivery the following week. Order cut-off time is 4:30 pm Monday. Fly parasite orders are placed every other Thursday for delivery the following Wednesday. Email your order to the TerraLink Order Desk or call 1-800-661-4559.