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Banker plants

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Product description


The banker plant technique is a popular approach for greenhouses to maintain stable populations of beneficial insects such as the parasitoid wasp Aphidius colemani and the aphid predatory midge, Aphidoletes aphidymyza. This system requires rearing cereal aphids (Rhopalosiphum padi) on organic barley plants that are then placed in the greenhouse; most spring vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers grown inside can also support this strategy.

Targeted crops

  • Ornamental crops
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Peppers

Targeted pests

  • Aphids

Application Instructions

It is recommended to introduce 5 banker plants per hectare as soon as they arrive on-site. Timing of installation at the start of plantation will ensure optimal growth and yield for your investment.

Storage Instructions

Place in the greenhouse upon receipt.