Aphiscout

Aphiscout Mix of parasitic wasps Aphidius colemani Aphidius ervi Aphelinus abdominalis Praon volucre Ephedrus cerasicola

Use Aphiscout for:

Most commonly occurring aphids

Packaging:

90 ml cardboard cylinder with shaker lid. The cylinder contains a felt pad with honey water to feed the emerging wasps.

Each bottle contains mummies of the following parasitic wasp species:

  • Aphidius colemani
  • Aphidius ervi
  • Aphelinus abdominalis
  • Praon volucre
  • Ephedrus cerasicola

A total of 250 parasitic wasps emerge from each cylinder over a period of one to two weeks (depending on the temperature).

General information

When to use Aphiscout?

Use Aphiscout as a preventative method or at the early stages of an aphid infestation when the species of aphid is not certain or unknown. The colour of a parasitized aphid gives an indication of which species of aphid parasitoid is effective against this species under the given conditions. Introduce large numbers of this specific parasitoid for a higher efficacy.

How does Aphiscout work?

Adult female parasitic wasps prey on aphids. Parasitized aphids swell and solidify into leathery, black-, grey-, or brown-coloured mummies. The first adult wasps emerge from the mummies approximately two weeks after introduction.

How to use Aphiscout

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Application Aphiscout

  • Peel off the outer layer of the label starting at the upper right corner
  • Hang the cylinder horizontally from a crop wire, branch, or leaf stalk by winding the label around it and sticking the end of the label back onto the label
  • Turn the lid until the small holes align with the opening
  • Use the peel-off label to mark where the product has been introduced

Best working conditions Aphiscout

The optimal temperature for Aphiscout lies between 16°C and 30°C.

Handling

Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced into the crop as soon as possible after receipt. Failure to do so can have a negative impact on their quality. In case you do need to store Aphiscout, please follow the instructions below. Koppert B.V. is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored longer and/or under different conditions than recommended.

  • Usable life: One to two days
  • Storage temperature: 8-10°C

Dosage

The information given below is merely indicative. Tailored advice can be provided if information is available on the local factors that need to be taken into account, such as the crop, the climate conditions and the level of infestation. For the correct approach, please consult a Koppert specialist or a recognized distributor of Koppert products.

Aphiscout preventive light curative heavy curative
Rate 0.63/m² 1.25/m² -
m²/unit 400 200 -
Interval (days) 14 7 -
Frequency   min. 3x -
Remarks - - -

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