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Aphidius-System

Small aphids? The battle is on!

What is Aphidius-System?

  • The biological control agent Aphidius colemani
  • Most frequently used parasitic wasp to control small aphids
  • Efficient against small aphid species such as the cotton aphid Aphis gossypii and the green peach aphid Myzus persicae 

What are the benefits of Aphidius-System?

  • Very good search behaviour that allows them to detect and parasitize incipient aphid hot spots at low prey density
  • Can distinguish parasitized from non-parasitized aphids
  • Develops and spreads fast in the crop 

How does biological control with Aphidius-System work?

  • Females lay hundreds of eggs during the first 4 days of their adult life
  • The parasitic wasps detect alarm signals from an affected plant and the smell of honeydew secreted by the host. This allows them to locate aphid hot spots from a long distance
  • They can parasitize up to 300 aphids
  • The parasitic wasps parasitize both adults and nymphs
  • Parasitized aphids change into golden brown mummies
  • Parasitic wasps can cause a panic reaction, due to which the aphids fall onto the ground and die 

In which crops can you introduce Aphidius-System?

  • Ornamental crops such as chrysanthemum and gerbera
  • Vegetable crops such as tomato, eggplant and pepper
  • Soft fruit such as strawberry and raspberry
  • Tree nursery 

Want to know more? Please contact your Biobest advisor for tailored advice.

Units

Aphidius-System-500

Packaging: 30 ml plastic tube

Contents: 500 mummies

Carrier: buckwheat

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Aphidius-System-1.000

Packaging: 100 ml plastic tube

Contents: 1.000 mummies

Carrier: buckwheat

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Aphidius-System-5.000

Packaging: 250 ml plastic tube

Contents: 5.000 mummies

Carrier: buckwheat

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Local regulations may impose restrictions on the use of this product. Contact your authorities or contact your Biobest consultant.

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