Bio ErviSKU: TL06604595
Aphidius ervi is a parasitic wasp of large aphid species, such as potato aphid (Macrosiphum euphorbiae), foxglove aphid (Aulacorthum solani), cannabis aphid (Phorodon cannabis), and pea aphid (Acyrthosiphon pisum). Parasitized aphids turn golden-brown in colour. Intensive crop de-leafing will hamper the establishment of the Aphidius population, since mummies are attached to the leaf.
The effective use of Bio Ervi relies upon careful monitoring of aphids in the crop. It is possible and recommended to release Aphidius ervi prophylactically, before signs of aphid infestation. Additional treatments can be undertaken if the aphids are noticed. The quantity and frequency of A. ervi release depends upon the crop and the degree of aphid infestation. Biological pest control continues throughout the growing season, as successive generations of A. ervi continue to control the aphids, providing a long-term solution.
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.