Nemassist Army Worm Caterpillar Treatment - 15 Million


Nemassist Armyworm Treatment
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  • Added: November 11, 2014 12:40 am
  • Armyworm gets its name because it travels in small insect armies and consumes just about everything in its path. They skeletonise leaves of vegetables. In tomatoes they make shallow gouges in fruit. I

Armyworm gets its name because it travels in small insect armies and consumes just about everything in its path. They skeletonise leaves of vegetables. In tomatoes they make shallow gouges in fruit. In lawns they can destroy the grass literally overnight. It is therefore best to apply early and timely applications. Usually January and February.

The caterpillars are most active at night and hide under garden debris during the day. Apply nematodes when ever the pest is visible. It may be necessary to reapply during the season as the eggs are laid in unkept grass and the caterpillars are very mobile.

The nematodes wait in hiding and are stimulated by movement of the prey to ambush the prey and they then enter the insect to reproduce and effect control.

They are naturally occurring insect killing nematodes. The nematode is naturally occurring and mass reared. For armyworm we recommend Steinernema carpocapsae as the preferred nematode.

These natural predators won’t harm people, pets, plants or beneficial insects.

Apply at a rate of 15 Million nematodes per 75 m2.

Armyworm are best treated when the larvae are visible. Soil temperature needs to be above 12C at the time of application for the beneficial nematodes to be active.

Apply by watering can, pump sprayer or knap sack after removing any fine filters. (< 0.5 mm). They can also be applied with some brands of hose end sprayers.

Store unused product in a household refrigerator for up to 3-4 weeks after arrival.

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