Parasitize and prey on females and males of 2nd and 3rd instar larvae and adult females not fertilized with California red louse (Aonidiella aurantii), white louse of lemon tree (Aspidiotus nerii), St. Joseph's louse (Quadraspidiotus perniciosus) and other pillbugs.
Each 250 ml bottle contains 10,000 adults in 8 green strips of paper
Start loose in spring until autumn. Recommended at the first signs of infestation.
How does Aphytis work?
The adult female of A. Melinus parasitizes the diaspinos to deposit their eggs. After several set-ups and time for the emergence of new parasitoids, diaspinos are controlled. Then it is possible to observe the circular exit holes in the parasitic scale. A. also exercises control by depredation of its host.
How to use Aphytis?
Divide each pot into 11 drop points. Use the lid, the 8 strips of green paper, the bottom cotton and the pot itself. Make a homogeneous distribution for the plot. Release more doses in the areas of the plot that has foci of the diaspinos. Make the release first thing in the morning or late afternoon. Make the release the same day of receipt of the product in case of adverse weather could be stored for 24-48 hours at 18ºC and in the dark.
Optimum conditions for Aphytis
The effectiveness of the parasitic wasp is greater around 25ºC. The lower temperature limit for its development is 13ºC and the upper limit is 38ºC.
Because biological beneficial organisms have a very short life cycle, they should be introduced into the crop as soon as possible after reception. Otherwise, its quality could be impaired. If you must store the product, please follow the instructions below. Koppert is not responsible for the loss of quality if the product is stored for longer or under other conditions than those recommended.
Storage after reception: 2 days
Storage temperature: 15-18 ° C (not in the refrigerator)
In the dark
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