Trichogramma are parasitic wasps that lay their eggs in the eggs of Lepidopteran species. They can be used in a wide variety of crops, and since they prevent the emergence of caterpillars, they provide the maximum efficiency for damage prevention. Tricho-gard is used to target pests of cruciferous crops such as Leek moth (Acrolepiopsis assectella), Cabbage moth (Plutella xylostella), Cabbage looper (Trichoplusia ni) and Cabbage white (Artogeia rapae). Tricho-fruit is for fruit trees, and targets Codling moth (Cydia pomonella), obliquebanded leafroller (Choristoneura roseceana), Leafroller (Platynota sp.) and other Lepidopterans. Tricho-mix is a mix of 3 species that are used for unidentified caterpillars in vegetable, ornamental, herbs, and cannabis crops.
Product sold as pupae on card.
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.