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Phasmarhabditis-System

Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita: effective nematodes against slugs

What is Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita?

  • Contains the parasitic nematode Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita
  • Effective in a temperature range between 5 °C and 20 °C

What are the benefits of Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita?

  • Fast control
  • Long-term protection against soil-dwelling slugs
  • No side effects on beneficials
  • Safe for people and environment

Which pests does Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita control?

  • Grey field slug (Deroceras reticulatum)
  • Brown field slug (Deroceras panormitanum)
  • Arion spp. (less than 1 gram)
  • Carinaria (Milax spp)
  • Greenhouse slug (Lehmannia valentiana)
  • Small snails (living in the substrate)

How does it control pests?

  • Infectious juvenile nematodes search for soil-dwelling slugs
  • They penetrate their prey through the respiratory opening under the mantle 
  • An infected slug stops eating after two days and shows a typical swelling of the mantle 
  • These nematodes are hermaphroditic and self-fertilising, which causes them to produce hundreds of offspring
  • When the snail starts to decompose, a new generation of nematodes disperses in search of their next prey

In which crops is Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita effective?

  • Several agricultural and horticultural crops

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

Units

Phasmarhabditis-System is gelformulated in a specially developed inert carrier and is delivered in the following units:

  • 12 million nematodes
  • 30 million nematodes

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

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