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Steinernema-System

Steinernema feltiae effectively controls larvae of thrips, shore fly, fungus gnats and leafminer

What is Steinernema feltiae?

  • Microscopically small worms of the species Steinernema feltiae
  • Contains an insect-killing symbiotic bacterium
  • Effective in a temperature range between 10°C and 30°C

What are the benefits of Steinernema feltiae?

  • Knockdown effect caused by super-fast control
  • Effective in the soil and on the leaf
  • Long-term protection against soil-dwelling pests
  • No side effects on beneficials
  • Safe for people and environment

Which pests does Steinerma feltiae control?

  • Larvae of the fungus gnats (Bradysia spp.)
  • Larvae of the mushroom fly (Lycoriella spp.)
  • Adults and pupae of the western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis)
  • Larvae of the leaf miner (Liriomyza spp.)

How does it control pests?

  • Infectious juvenile nematodes penetrate the host through natural orifices
  • Once in the body cavity, the symbiotic bacteria are released
  • The symbionts kill the host within 24 to 48 hours
  • The nematodes multiply in the cadaver
  • New infectious nematodes leave the cadaver in search of other pests

In which crops is Steinernema feltiae effective?

  • Vegetable crops
  • Ornamental crops
  • Soft fruits
  • Tree nurseries

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Units

Steinernema-System is delivered as gel formulation in units of:

  • 5 million nematodes
  • 50 million nematodes
  • 250 million nematodes
  • 1.250 (5x250) millions nematodes

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

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