Entomopathogenic nematodes of the species Steinernema feltia are a biological control agents used to control fungus gnats,shoreflies and thrips.This agent is ideal to quickly controlling moderate pest infestations.
Entomopathogenic nematodes are distributed in the juvenile stage (infectious larvae). There are 0,4 to 1,5 mm long and can be observed with a 20 X magnifying glass. Once in the soil, they penetrate in the insect pest by its natural openings (mouth, respiratory orifices and anus). The Nematodes feed on the tissues and release symbiotic bacteria that are present in their intestines. These bacteria kill the host after 24 to 48 hours.
The majority of fungus gnat species feed on decomposing algae and on organic matter. On the other hand, some species of the Bradysia genus prefer to feed on living plant tissues or mushroom tissues. They cause significant growth problems and promote the spread of fungal diseases such as Pythium, Fusarium and Rhizoctonia.
|Light curatif||250 000 to 500 000||m2||as needed||1 to 2 introduction|
|Strong curatif||250 000 to 500 000||m2||every 7 days||2 to 3 introductions|
Upon receipt of product, remove from shipping packaging and use immediately or store in a refrigerated area 5 °C (40 °F) Do not freeze. Do not use if incorrectly stored. Store for a maximum of 8 weeks.
Cold storage reduces the quality and performance of biological control agents.