Bio SF Nemaplus DepotSKU:
Steinernema feltiae is a species of insect-pathogenic nematode used to control fungus gnats, shore flies, leafminers, and thrips. The nematodes carry symbiotic bacteria, which is harmless to humans, and once they enter their host the bacteria quickly kill the insect allowing the nematodes to feed and reproduce in their new habitat. The insect dies within three days, and 2-3 weeks later up to 300,000 new nematodes may emerge from one infested host. It only takes 2-3 infective juveniles to kill the insect, and if conditions are favourable, they will persist in the soil and continue to control the pest throughout the season.
The Neamplus Depot is a completely new application method, in which nematodes are enclosed in a food-grade coating that slowly dissolves upon contact with the growing media, releasing the nematodes over several weeks. Each capsule contains about 2000 nematodes, so the pack of 25,000 capsules will produce 50 million nematodes. Unlike traditional nematode applications, which are made via solution, the capsules should be blended evenly into the growing media, or inserted into the planting hole when sowing, sticking, or potting.
Thrips, fungus gnat
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.